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Santa Trackers Set Record On Christmas Eve
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Santa Trackers Set Record On Christmas Eve

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Santa Trackers Set Record On Christmas Eve

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The North American Aerospace Defense Command keeps an eye on Saint Nick's progress from an Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. NORAD volunteers in elf hats fielded more than 100,000 calls from kids checking on Santa.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. It was a record-breaking Christmas Eve for Santa trackers. The North American Aerospace Defense Command keeps an eye on St. Nick's progress from an air base in Colorado Springs. NORAD volunteers in elf hats fielded more than 100,000 calls from kids checking on Santa. NORAD reports he touched down in the U.S. about 9 p.m. in Atlanta and then headed west. It's MORNING EDITION.

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