Thanks to NORAD, kids and adults alike can keep tabs on Santa's movements as he delivers presents to nice children.
Lieutenant General Kirk Pierce said 20 percent of his calls came from adults carrying on the 65-year-old tradition, which is intended for children.
Where is Santa right now? COVID-19 restrictions mean kids calling up to track his journey may get a recorded message instead.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection joined several government agencies in marking Christmas Day, but their Santa Claus immigration reference angered many who responded that hundreds of migrant families remain separated at the border.
"NORAD's top priority is defending Canada and the United States," General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, the NORAD commander, said.
The passenger was apparently so unruly that North American Air Defense scrambled fighter jets to assist.
The NORAD program has some new features this year, and Google is making it more fun, too.
For some, the time-honored Christmas tradition is a welcome distraction from the incoming administration.