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Old 24-12-2008, 10:12   #1
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Norad Santa Tracker

In 1955, a newspaper misprint directed children who wanted to call Santa Claus to the Continental Air Defense Command instead. Realizing the error, the Director of Operations had his staff check the radar data in order to provide children with updates on Santa's position in the skies throughout Christmas Eve.

Unfortunately, I'm not on the boat this Christmas Eve but when I was I would give hourly updates of Santa's position over the VHF radio for those boats and kids in the anchorage that didn't have internet. I used to let the cap'n do it but one Christmas Eve at about 8:00 pm some cruiser came back and said they didn't know that Foster Brooks was on island. It's a fun thing to do. Just go to Currently, Santa is in Dudinka, Russia.

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Old 27-12-2008, 16:26   #2
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My son was GLUED to this on Christmas Eve. On our boat, the protocol is to leave your anchor and deck light on and a hatch open (or cracked if it's too cold) for Santa to come in.
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Re: Norad Santa Tracker

Norad Tracks Santa marks its 60th anniversary this year, as the North American Aerospace Defence Command deploys some of its ultra-sensitive military technology so children can follow the jolly old elf's Christmas Eve flight from the North Pole.
Norad Tracks Santa: Christmas tradition for children turns 60 - Technology & Science - CBC News

Goto ➥ Official NORAD Santa Tracker

Call: 1-877-HI-NORAD

Of course, there’s a more cynical (& likely more authentic) version of the story.
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