COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Want to keep track of Santa this Christmas? There's an app for that.
NORAD, the military organization responsible for the aerospace and maritime defense of the U.S. and Canada, is counting down the days to Santa's takeoff with the official NORAD Tracks Santa app. Until takeoff, the app is offering games like Elf Toss throughout December.
In the past, the agency offered information online to let kids know when St. Nick is getting near them, and to teach a bit about geography and global culture.
Last year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command answered more than 80,000 phone calls and more than 7,000 e-mails, setting a record. First lady Michelle Obama answered calls via a phone hookup from Hawaii, where her family was vacationing.
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