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24 December 2022

Our Christmas Eve tradition here since 2014 has been to help you track Santa with the help of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which has been doing this since 1955.

North Pole. This is where Santa took off tonight.

At Story Corps., Terri Van Keuren, Rick Shoup and Pamela Farrell tell how it all began "with a misprint in a Colorado Springs newspaper and a call to Air Force Colonel Harry Shoup's secret hotline at the Continental Air Defense Command." Harry was their father.

In 2014, your only option was to use your browser. But these days, you can download a mobile app from NORAD for Android or iOS to track your delivery, just like UPS and FedEx.

The theory being, we suppose, that kids in those places where Santa is reported to have been are themselves fast asleep and not playing citizen photojournalists trying to capture his sleigh and reindeer in flight.

As we usually do, we visited the NORAD Santa Tracker ourselves to see where the jolly old fellow was as we closed up shop for the night. And our advice is: get to bed. Right now.

Christmas doesn't come until after Santa's come.

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