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24/12/1955 Sears accidentally launches a tradition of "Santa tracking"

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History of NORAD Tracks Santa

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How NORAD's Santa Tracker tradition got started

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NORAD Tracks Santa 2016

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NORAD Tracks Santa in 2010

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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.
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