tracking santa

Tracking Santa


This year Santa Claus is getting an escort; but not everyone is happy to see his high flying security detail.

Since the 1950's NORAD has sponsored a Santa tracking mission. It helps kids locate Santa and determine how close he is to their chimney. This year for the first time NORAD is adding a twist to its tradition of tracking an animated Santa Claus and his reindeer around the globe.

Now it shows two military fighter jets escorting Santa; something NORAD says gives a realistic feel to a popular feature. NORAD spokesman, Navy captain Jeff Davis says it wanted to let people know that tracking Santa is a military mission and one that it takes very seriously. But not everyone is excited for the change.  read more »