24/12/1955 Sears accidentally launches a tradition of "Santa tracking"
History of NORAD Tracks Santa
How NORAD's Santa Tracker tradition got started
NORAD Tracks Santa 2016
NORAD Tracks Santa in 2010
2014 Norad Tracks Santa Trailer
According to the story, Sears department store placed an advertisement in a Colorado Springs newspaper, which told children that they could reach Santa Claus on the number ME 2-6681. As one digit was misprinted, a call came through to Colorado Springs' Continental Air Defense Command.