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NORAD tracks Santa: The Homeland Defense
Every year on December 1st, NORAD, the joint US and Canadian air surveillance command, begins its Christmas campaign: NORAD tracks Santa, NORAD follows Santa's journey, which means the preparation for the Christmas season, which began with a wrong phone number in an advertisement *. Above all, the video trailers accompanying this campaign are always a reflection of the times.
This is even more true this year than in previous years - there was everything from enthusiasm for technology (2010 for the first time: Santa Claus tracks on the mobile phone!) To Santa Claus at the North Pole romance. This time the message that NORAD associates with the Christmas campaign is pretty simple and clear: When we have Santa Claus on our screen - what else can we keep track of? it says in the current video. And: We protect what is dear to us.
So this time: Homeland Defense.
If you want to see the past years of air traffic control and Santa Claus and the big differences - here at Eyes straight ahead! they are (largely) collected, unfortunately not all videos from previous years are available on the YouTube channel.
* Because the explanatory page cannot be directly linked, here is the text - and even the heading seems to me a little revised compared to previous years:
Why we're tracking Santa and the threats to North America.
NORAD and its predecessor organization CONAD (Continental Air Defense Command) have been accompanying Santa Claus on his annual trip for over 60 years.
This tradition has its origins in 1955 and arose from a typographical error in a telephone number used by the Colorado Springs department store Sears Roebuck & Co. to advertise a Santa Claus hotline. However, children who called this number did not get Santa Claus on the phone, but were put through to the staff of the then Commander-in-Chief of CONAD. The then head of operations, Colonel Harry Shoup, then used the radar systems to look for signs that Santa Claus had started his journey south from the North Pole. Every child who called NORAD was given the current position of Santa Claus - this became a tradition.
In 1958, the governments of Canada and the United States established a joint air defense command for North America called the North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD. NORAD continued the tradition of tracking Santa Claus.
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