In a few hours, NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, will be tracking Santa’s progress as he makes his way around the Earth–even stopping at the International Space Station. It’s a tradition that spans many generations; from those who readied the house for Santa with in the time-tested analogue way: a tray of cookies and carrots by the fireplace, to the current generation who can follow him live online.

Why does this American-Canadian entity keep tabs on Santa? It all began with a misprint in a Sears advertisement and a little help from the inner children at the Continental Air Defense Command.  See the full story at:

For those who want to follow along, visit

Merry Christmas everyone!

(P.S.-Today is our third anniversary with WordPress. We want to thank you for your gift of readership. Merry blogging!)

3 thoughts on “It all started with a misprint

    1. Thanks so much! I really thought it was cool that WordPress “remembered” too, with a little champagne glass icon where the “follow” and “comment” icons usually appear. Enjoy your Christmas!

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