Sunday 21 December 2014

Santa's progress across the sky.

Since the 1950s the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has had a role to play in at least one Christmas myth. Sears department store ran a newspaper advertisement in 1955 with a number, on which children could call their store Santa. Due a misprint, the advert actually featured the phone number for the office of Colonel Harry Shoup at NORAD's predecessor, Continental Air Defence Command (CONAD). 

Col. Harry Shoup

When young callers came through to him the Colonel improvised and had his staff provide updates on Santa's progress across the sky. This led to a long standing tradition which continues to this day, with an official Santa tracking number set up by NORAD that kids could call on Christmas Eve.

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