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History: For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight.

For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD

OH MY GOD: As NORAD Tracks Santa, critics track NORAD

The U.S. and Canadian military’s beloved Santa Tracker is facing something new this year — public criticism. A children’s advocacy group says an animated video on the NORAD Tracks Santa website injects militarism into Christmas by showing fighter jets escorting Santa’s sleigh. It’s a rare swipe at the popular Christmas Eve program that gives second-by-second