|900 Volunteers "Monitor" Santa in Colorado Springs|
|Written by Sherry|
|Monday, 24 December 2007 20:57|
This is obviously not a Christian tradition but a strong local tradition in Colorado Springs on Christmas Eve.
NORAD (headquartered in Colorado Springs) has been "tracking" Santa Claus every Christmas Eve since 1955. This year 900 local volunteers will be answering phone calls and e-mails from children (as of this moment, they say that 46,000 children have contacted this this evening) and offering "updates" as to Santa's location.
Here are tonight's updates - if you or someone in your family just has to know. Word is that Santa Claus is over Caribou, Maine at this every moment. There are many "videos" of Santa over the Great Wall of China, India, Iraq, etc.
See Here where Santa meets up with the International Space Station.
Which raises the obvious question - how do we proclaim Christ when this charming, deeply embedded tradition is so dominant for so many?