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Why does NORAD track Santa?

by Lunchbox

Every Christmas Eve, my young boys and I will pull up the NORAD Santa Tracker online to follow Santa across the globe. Its a lot of fun to watch them explore parts of the world that we normally don't have a reason to talk about. It also builds some incredible excitement with them, the kind of excitement only a kid can share. 

But WHY does NORAD track Santa? Well, it all started with a typo...

For more on the story, you can check out Mental Floss who put together a great article: http://mentalfloss.com/article/32021/why-did-norad-start-tracking-santa