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Sorry, Grinch. Virus won't stop NORAD from tracking Santa

By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press
18 November 2020, 10:53

WASHINGTON -- Children of the world can rest easy. The global pandemic won't stop them from tracking Santa Claus' progress as he delivers gifts around the globe on Christmas Eve.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command has announced that NORAD will track Santa on Dec. 24, just as it has done for 65 years. But there will be some changes: Not every child will be able to get through to a volunteer at NORAD’s call center to check on Santa’s whereabouts, as they have in years before.

Normally, 150-160 volunteers crowd into a conference room at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, taking two-hour shifts to answer the phones as eager children call to see if Santa and his sleigh have reached their rooftops. All together, 1,500 people over 20 hours have participated in the call center in the past, fielding more than 130,000 phone calls, beginning at 6 a.m. Eastern time on Christmas Eve.

Full Story - https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/grinch-virus-stop-norad-tracking-santa-74268198

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A Man's got to do, what a man's got to do. 

Those presents won't deliver themselves.

Good for NORAD. They always have Santa's back.

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