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NORAD preps for Santa's sleigh ride with a little extra protection

Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013 - 01:24

December 4 - As NORAD prepares to track Santa's travels on Christmas, it provides a glimpse into its operations in a new video of Santa's test flight before Christmas. Sharon Reich reports

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No Grinch is getting in Santa's way this year … the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is making sure of that. During a test flight for the military website NORAD Tracks Santa, a new video shows St. Nick, whose handle is Big Red One, delivering his presents while guarded by warplanes. Some children's advocates are worried, but NORAD says videos have linked fighter escorts with Santa since the 1960s. This year, a spokesman says, they wanted to showcase "who NORAD is and what they do." Last year, more than 22 million people tracked Santa's journey on the website and there were 114,000 phone calls from children inquiring about his whereabouts. To find out where in the world Santa is on Christmas Eve, you can check out www.noradsanta.org, which is available in 8 languages.

NORAD preps for Santa's sleigh ride with a little extra protection

Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013 - 01:24

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