With Help from Microsoft, NORAD Launches Improved Santa Tracker Site
Santa’s getting some new digital digs. In 1955, after a Sears ad mistakenly listed its number as Santa’s, the Northern American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) began receiving calls from children asking about the whereabouts of Mr. Claus. Ever since, the agency has continued to provide the status and location of Santa on Dec. 25, and this year, it will do so with the help of Microsoft and a flashy new website.
ABC News – Dec 3, 2013
Some uneasy as military gives Santa a fighter escort
As Santa streaks through the sky this Christmas Eve, Rudolph merrily guiding the way, he will be flanked by some new and unusual companions: a jet-fighter escort, bristling with missiles.That is the twist that — to the dismay of at least some child advocates — the US military has chosen to put on this year’s version of its traditional animated tracking of the yuletide journey.
The Boston Globe – Dec 3, 2013