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Tracking Santa: How NORAD brings Christmas joy to kids everywhere

December 24, 2016
in Kids

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — More than 1,000 volunteers are tracking Santa's Christmas Eve flight around the world and relaying his status to kids excited for a visit from St. Nick. Top U.S. military agency NORAD stages the tracking effort annually on behalf of kids across the Earth, taking calls from children who want to know if they're on the Naughty or Nice list (only Santa knows that), whether he got their last-minute present request (he gets regular updates) and whether the weather will stop him from coming. (Nope, because Rudolph.) Phones ring constantly in the command center as volunteers remind kids to be thankful, stay asleep tonight no matter what they hear and do their best to stay on the Nice list all year. Oh, and don't forget to go to bed early to ensure Santa has time to get his work done. “It’s...

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