Growing up, you probably remember the very official radio and television reports from NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, tracking Santa’s progress around the world. Now, of course, kids can track him on their smartphones by visiting http://www.noradsanta.org with realtime updates of his precise location, but did you ever hear the story of how it all began? Well, grab a plate of cookies and pour yourself an eggnog and give this heartwarming Christmas story a listen.

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(Shared post from NPR)

It all started in 1955, with a misprint in a Colorado Springs newspaper and a call to Col. Harry Shoup’s secret hotline at the Continental Air Defense Command, now known as NORAD.