Trump tells boy that believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal'

Children still able to track Santa despite US shutdown

"In addition to our day-to-day mission of defending North America, we are proud to carry on the tradition of tracking Santa as he travels along his yuletide flight", said Gen. Terrence O' Shaughnessy, commander NORAD and U.S. Northern Command.

Now in its 15th year, the Santa Tracker will go live on Christmas Eve., Dec. 24, when keen trackers can track Santa and "watch" Kris Kringle travel the world. The couple participated in phone calls a year ago as well.

She told one caller that Santa was in the Sahara. Since then, it has grown to become a huge tradition.

Those who will be out and about today can take the Santa tracker with them with a dedicated Android app. Users just have to log in to the "noradsanta.org" for all the information. On Google Maps, leading up to Christmas Eve, Santa will even "share" his location with you as the evening progresses.

"What's Santa going to get you for Christmas?" he asked, according to pool reports. It's run by volunteers at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado using pre-approved Defense Department funding.

The US government's shutdown may have ruined Christmas for almost a million adults but children will still be able to call Father Christmas to tell him how good they have been.

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The man who answered those initially confusing calls, Col. Harry Shoup, displayed some admirable Christmas spirit, and a tradition was born.

More kids began calling in to CONAD, and instead of hanging up, operators began giving out Santa's location.

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Just as it has since the 1950s the Canadian and American defence agency NORAD is delivering live updates on the man in the red suit's worldwide gift delivery route.

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Every year, the NORAD Tracks Santa website receives almost nine million unique visitors from more than 200 countries and territories across the globe.

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