Christmas night

NORAD’s Christmas night

Three airports, twelve hours of flying, one upgrade (on the longest leg; thank-you, Santa), and a ride on the light rail ride and in a taxi is all it took to get home to Seattle on Christmas Day from Maryland. Planes were full and there were plenty of families with babies and toddlers in tow; no doubt on their way home from grandparents’ houses.

I bet Рlike me Рsome of those families turned to NORAD on Christmas Eve to find out when Santa was heading their way. NORAD Рthe North American Aerospace Defense Command Рnot only tracked where Santa was, how many presents he had delivered and, according to this AP story, answered more than 111,000 phone calls, the agency also shared Santa-cam videos of the big guy in action.