NORAD begins annual Santa Claus tracker

By Daniel S Levine,

The North American Aerospace Defense Command started its annual tradition of tracking Santa Claus. The man in the big red suit is currently making children happy in Russia as of this afternoon.

As explained last year, the tradition started back in 1955 thanks to a printing error. Children started calling the CONAD (the organization that later became NORAD) office, since the number was accidentally used in a Santa Claus tracker hotline advertisement. The staff was ordered to give precise coordinates for Santa’s location and the tradition has continued since.

According to The Huffington Post, NORAD still takes calls at 1-877-HI-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) if Santa watchers want a precise location. You can also send emails to noradtrackssanta@outlook.com. However, NORAD can’t give you a SETA (Santa Estimated Time of Arrival) since only Santa knows his exact route. They only track him.

Meanwhile, E! News found a Twitter account that will tell you when Christmas is finally here. Follow @Counterdowner to learn when Christmas comes.

This year, you can track Santa at NORADSanta.org. As of 3 p.m. today, he has delivered over 2.6 billion presents already.

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