Norad Tracks Santa

NORAD Tracks Santa is an annual Christmas-themed entertainment program, which has existed since 1955, produced under the auspices of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Every year on Christmas Eve, "NORAD Tracks Santa" purports to track Santa Claus as he leaves the North Pole and delivers presents to children around the world.The program is in the tradition of the September 1897 editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" in the New York Sun.
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  • How Google Became A Santa Tracker Tradition To Rival NORAD

    … ago — in 2004 – Google began offering a rudimentary Santa tracker. Practically no one knew about it or used it, since it was done by Google’s “Keyhole” mapping group. Google tells the origin of its service here. The following year, Keyhole morphed into Google Earth. Santa tracking was offered again, and the audience grew from 25,000 in 2004…

    Danny Sullivan/ Marketing Landin Google How To's- 15 readers -
  • This Week in Digital…

    …Google vs Microsoft With only three weeks to go until the big day, both Google and Microsoft have launched their own Santa Tracker websites. Google is using their Google Maps technology to track Santa whereas Microsoft have once again partnered with NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command. In the build up to the 25th Google’s site…

    Becky Grainger/ Search Laboratory- 6 readers -