10 Interesting Facts About Santa Claus

Rudolph Creation

Rudolph is one of Santa Claus’ most famous reindeer. He was created in 1939 by a copywriter by the name of Robert L. May. Rudolph was then published in a Christmas booklet by department store, Montgomery Ward which was given out to children who were visiting Santa at the store.

Santa Tracker

Many parents and children are familiar with the famous, Norad ‘Santa Tracker’. The tracker was actually created during a newspaper error. In 1955, a Sears ad printed a number to a store so children could speak to Santa. The number was however wrong and instead was the number to the Director of Operations for the US Continental Air Defense, Colonel Harry Shoup. He ordered his staff to give the children updates on Santa’s sleigh coordinates resulting in the tradition we still going today.