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Tumblr Thread: The Origin Story Of NORAD's Santa Tracker

Sometimes an innocent little fail like a typo can go on to inspire an epic, time-honored tradition like rabidly checking the NORAD Santa Tracker. This Tumblr thread breaks down how a small typo in a Sears ad resulted in the North American Aerospace Defense Command having a special phone. So many kids' childhoods have been all the better for it. Gotta keep that Christmas spirit alive while you can. Check out some more random gold from Tumblr with this post about the time that an Ultima Online gamer nuked their fellow players right out of orbit

A Tumblr thread breaks down the origins of NORAD's infamous Santa tracker. | voroxpete But none these stories even come close best one them all wrong number is NORAD Santa Tracker got started. Seriously, this is legit December 1955, Sears decided run Santa hotline. Here's ad they posted.
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Weird Things Kids Asked Mall Santas for Christmas

Kids are weird and dumb. Sometimes they get really specific thoughts stuck in their head and given the choice to ask for anything they could ever want, will choose to ask for something like a box of kleenex or a really old pug. Here are some strange experiences for the holiday season.

Weird things children asked mall and store Santas to get them for Christmas | After waiting two hours line my daughter asked Santa hot dog.
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Mall Santas' Most Ridiculous Requests From Kids

Kids have quite the rampant imaginations. This particular wild AskReddit thread delves into the most ridiculous requests that kids have sent Mall Santas' ways. Clearly, being a mall Santa takes its own level of saintly patience and acceptance. You just never know what those kids are going to ask for. 

Most ridiculous things that kids asked of mall santas | i_live_in_a_truck 1d 1 Award 6 years old want be happy
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The Santa Clause is the heartwarming family tale of Tim Allen murdering Santa Claus which seems like a pretty good deal until you do some math and realize that single night of delivering presents lasts thousands of years thanks to Santa's magical time-stopping powers. Which makes us wonder, did Tim Allen actually kill Santa, or did Santa fake his death to escape from the endless torture of being Big Man Christmas? We investigate with Movie Math!

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Those elves were laying it on thick with the holiday spice. It seems like there's never a moment of genuine comfortability throughout this "Talk to Santa" hotline experience. That's strangely impressive in its own right. 

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While today's artists are working with all sorts of mediums like plaster or charcoal or dirty diapers or whatever, nothing speaks to the soul quite like the classic MS Paint. Here it is in its time-lapsed glory.

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Vets Around The World Responded To Kids' Question About Santa's Reindeer

Some kids had an innocent question for Veterinarians of Facebook regarding the health and safety of reindeer. It kinda snowballed into this wholesome piece of internet that you see before you. For some more wholesome and heartfelt stuff, here's a family's Santa tradition, as well as a story of a train station voice that hits right in the feels.

Veteriniarians as a reindeer question on facebook and it gets bigger than that | Horse Vet Corner Maggie Knox have question our wonderful VETS only please. This is not an emergency by any means, and is bit unusual: My children are very concerned about Santa's reindeer getting laminitis due overeating candy canes, cookies, and carrots. Are caribou prone founder like horses been unable find any information on subject elsewhere on internet. Please delete this without thought if this question. Paula
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Parents Share Their Family's Special Santa Tradition

These parents shared the heartfelt story of their wonderfully wholesome Christmas tradition. There comes a time in a kid's life when they begin to question the existence of Santa. From there, it's up to the parent on how they want to handle it. They can deliver the hard truth, or maybe put their own special twist. In this case, they decide to encourage their kids to be their own versions of Santa. 

Parents share the story of their family's special Christmas tradition | Story about 1 family that has a transition from receiving from santa to becoming santa so that the whole thing is not a lie but a transition and an unfolding series of good deeds
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Kid Who Wanted To Catch Santa Gets Way More Than He Bargained For

This video lives up to the saying, "Merry Christmas ya filthy animal", completely! Absolutely amazing. Happy Holidays, everyone!

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17 Wonderfully Wholesome Letters To Santa To Melt Your Icy Heart

These letters are filled with enough wholesome innocence to make you feel like believing in Santa again for a sec. 

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19 Lies Older Siblings Told Their Younger Siblings to Mess with Them

Being a younger sibling is not all roses. It comes with wearing old clothes, losing at every game you play, and sometimes being told you're colorblind and adopted.

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27 Times People Had Common Knowledge Explained to Them Way Too Late

Because sometimes someone misses class the day you learned about the civil war, or owls. 

Alright, let's be 100% honest here. Did you learn something new while reading these? No judgement.

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17 Bonkers Funny Amazon Reviews

There are some amazing things on the internet, if you have time to look for them. Well we have the time, and we found some absolute gems. There are two kinds of people on the internet: those who take the time to make others lives a little better by putting funny reviews on Amazon, and everyone else. I respect and bow down to these people - where do your weird ideas come from? Do you think of them before hand or are they spontaneous? I guess we'll never know. But one thing I do know is that these Amazon reviews are damn hilarious and you must stop whatever you're doing and read them now. 

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15 Tweets About Secret Santa That Capture The Painful Holiday Work Struggle

Apparently, a surprising number of people out there are entirely ready to put the whole idea of Secret Santa to rest. You could say Twitter was stormed by the displeased folks. 

15 tweets about the holiday work parties that perfectly capture the struggle.
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