In this Dec. 24, 2014, photo, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Charles D. Luckey joins other volunteers taking phone calls from children around the world asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their homes, inside a phone-in center during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

In this Dec. 24, 2014, photo, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Charles D. Luckey joins other volunteers taking phone calls from children around the world asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their homes, inside a phone-in center during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

For 62nd year, NORAD takes calls from kids awaiting Santa

It began in 1955, when an ad mistakenly printed the Continental Air Defense Command’s phone number.

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