Inside NORAD’s command center as Santa trackers follow Santa’s progress

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Over a thousand volunteers at NORAD handle more than 100,000 thousand phone calls from children around the world every Christmas Eve as NORAD charts Santa’s progress around the globe. 

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'Sandy Claus' delivers toys to storm-stricken kids

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The Associated Press reports — From his toy-cluttered Brooklyn apartment, the man in the red suit was making his list and checking it twice. But he made no distinction between naughty or nice: Every child on it would receive a gift from this Santa Claus.

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Photo of baby sleeping on Santa goes viral

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Moms everywhere snap — and cherish — photos of their squishy, adorable babies. But sometimes, in the rarest of circumstances, a mother captures her own infant in an image so moving that it makes hundreds of thousands of people around the world gasp.

From Santa to Sandy, St. Nick’s helpers send toys to children affected by storm

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The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and the Blue Angels held an event to send toys to children affected by Superstorm Sandy at the Washington Reagan Airport in Arlington, Va., according to wire reports. Over $700,000 worth of toys were being loaded into a plane and flown to New Jersey where they would be distributed to the children.

'Secret Santa' hands out $100 bills to stunned Sandy survivors in Staten Island

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A wealthy Missouri man posing as “Secret Santa” stunned New Yorkers, handing $100 bills to many in Staten Island who had lost everything to Superstorm Sandy.

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Kriss Kringle feeds dolphins in Japan

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A diver dressed as Santa Claus swims with a dolphin at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, Japan, Nov. 27, 2012. The underwater feeding session involving divers dressed as Santa will take place every day until Christmas.

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