Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Get Ready to Track Santa!

Each year at this time, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) runs a Christmas-themed programme on it's special website that will track Santa on his journey from the North Pole around the world as he delivers presents! This began in 1955 when a Sears department store ran an ad in the paper with a telephone number that children could ring to talk to Santa. However, the phone number was misprinted, and instead Colorado Springs Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) was inundated with calls. The commander in charge on that Christmas Eve instructed his staff to give each child the current location for Santa Claus. And so, a modern tradition began. NORAD took over from CONAD in 1958, handling all the calls and with the advent of the World Wide Web, a special site was set up that allows you all to follow Santas' travels on Christmas Eve.
In the meantime, you can go on the site where you can explore the North Pole, find interesting facts and play games. The countdown is rolling!
This is something I look forward to every year. And I'm sure your family would love it as much as I do. Here's the link so you can 'Track Santa':
http://www.noradsanta.org/

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