T’is the season and what a great and fun way to get involved with your children! It is Christmas Eve and all the excitement and anxious kids are wishing this day would be over so Santa will be arriving tonight. Here is a great way to ease their anxiousness and give them an idea of how far reaching and magical Santa is! At 8:05 am EST Santa is currently in Guam, and next stop is Yap Islands! This is also a great way to get your kids involved in geography and learn about different countries! Santa has a way of teaching and giving all at once…. he is magical….
Southfield (WWJ Radio) reported today: Santa Claus is coming to town and you can track the jolly old elf as he makes his way across the world.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command will be tracking Santa’s journey to continue a tradition that goes back more than 50 years.
The tradition started in 1955 when a Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement for children to call Santa misprinted the telephone number. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the Continental Air Defense Command Commander-in-Chief’s operations “hotline.”
The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born.