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Santa Cam and Related Videos for NORAD Tracks Santa

The NORAD Tracks Santa website Videos webpage is updated, generally each hour, to show a Santa Cam video of a CGI-rendered Santa flying over major cities in the different time zones where it is midnight. The videos feature a voiceover, that is typically done by NORAD staff, explaining Santa's location with facts about Santa and the country and city which Santa has just visited.[1]

Celebrity voiceovers have also been done over the years. For the London Santa Cam video, British celebrity and television presenter Jonathan Ross did the voiceover for 2005 thru 2007 and the former Beatle star Ringo Starr was an honorary Santa Tracker and voiceover for London in 2003 and 2004.[2][3] Paul Harvey was also an honorary Santa Tracker and did the voiceover for the St. Louis, Missouri Santa Cam in 2003. In 2002, Aaron Carter was an honorary Santa Tracker and provided voice updates about Santa's whereabouts as he helped NORAD track Santa's progress on Christmas Eve in 2002.[4] The Santa Cam locations announced by Aaron Carter for the 2002 NORAD Tracks Santa season were: 1) Auckland, New Zealand, 2) Athens,Greece, and 3) Colorado Springs.

The locations of some of the Santa Cam videos have changed over the years. In 2009, a record 28 Santa Cam videos were posted at the NORAD Tracks Santa website's Videos webpage. In other years, generally 24 to 25 Santa Cam videos were posted at the NORAD Tracks Santa website's Videos webpage.

Under each year is a table of locations of the Santa Cam videos posted for that year at the NORAD Tracks Santa website's Videos webpage with links to the Santa Cam video clips (where available). Then each year has a comment on which Santa Cam video locations changed (additions, updates, and deletions) from the prior year.

In December 2010, prior to Christmas Eve, the Videos webpage featured the NORAD Tracks Santa Trailer and a link to the Holiday Videos webpage that has invited student videos from around the world. See article Holiday Videos from Around the World for more information.


2005

NTS logo 2005

NORAD Tracks Santa 2005 Logo

50th Anniversary of NORAD Tracks Santa


2005 NORAD Tracks Santa - Santa Cam Videos
Arriving and Departing Link Clip
1. Taking off from the North Pole and proceeding south along the International Date Line [1]
2. Visiting Auckland, and passing by Sky Tower, and then on to Picton, and Cloudy Bay, New Zealand [2]
3. Passing over the Sydney Opera House as he enters Australia [3]
4. Passing Mount Fuji and going 100 times faster than a 500 series Shinkansen "bullet train" in Japan [4]
5. Flying along the Great Wall of China and into Siberia [5]
6. Crossing the Hump (the Himalayas) in Nepal [6]
7. Passing the Taj Mahal in India [7]
8. Flying over the Persian Gulf [8]
9. Admiring the "onion dome" architecture of Saint Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia (though passing through quickly, because the Eastern Orthodox Church prefer to give presents on Epiphany) [9]
10. Getting a great view of earth from the International Space Station (ISS) and passing the Egyptian Pyramids of Giza [10]
11. Covering Italy while admiring the Colosseum in Rome, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Grand Canal (Venice) [11]
12. Traveling north over the castles of Bavria (Neuschwanstein, Germany) and into the rest of France (a new video for 2005) [12]
13. Circling the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France [13]
14. Leaving North Africa and the Canary Islands for London (announced by Jonathan Ross of the BBC) [14]
15. Rendezvous in mid-Atlantic Ocean with an unidentified Ohio-class submarine [15]
16. Coming into Rio de Janeiro, Brazil past Christ the Redeemer statue [16]
17. Flying over Newfoundland, Canada [17]
18. Passing Cape Canaveral and Miami Beach in Florida (a new video for 2005) [18]
19. Delivering to New York City while admiring the Statue of Liberty and Central Park before continuing into Quebec [19]
20. Flying through the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri [20]
21. Pausing in Manitoba at Reindeer Lake in Canada [21]
22. Passing over NORAD's Cheyenne Mountain Operation Center before continuing to Alberta and Saskatchewan [22]
23. Orbiting Seattle's Space Needle and proceeding to California [23]
24. Ending his mission in Lihue Kauai, Hawaii [24]


New Santa Cam videos for 2005 were for: 1) Neuschwanstein, Germany by Neuschwanstein Castle which replaced the Santa Cam video for Athens,Greece, and 2) Cape Canaveral and Miami Beach in Florida, which replaced the Santa Cam video for New Brunswick and Eastern Canada.


2005 NORAD Tracks Santa - Other Videos
Other Videos Link Clip
2005 NORAD Tracks Santa Trailer - 60 Seconds [25]
2005 NORAD Tracks Santa Trailer - 30 Seconds [26]
2005 NORAD Tracks Santa - November 2005 - Systems Are Go - Part 1 [27]
2005 NORAD Tracks Santa - November 2005 - Systems Are Go - Part 2 [28]
2005 NORAD Tracks Santa - November 2005 - Systems Are Go - Part 3 [29]
2005 NORAD Tracks Santa - November 2005 - Systems Are Go - Part 4 [30]
2005 NORAD Tracks Santa - November 2005 - Systems Are Go - Part 5 [31]
2005 NORAD Tracks Santa - November 2005 - Systems Are Go - Part 6 [32]
2005 MSNBC Cosmic Log - Santa Tracking Season - Colonel(Retired) Shoup Interview of November 28, 2005 by Alan Boyle [5] [33]
2005 Around the Air Force News Story - NORAD Tracking Santa - December 2005 by TSgt Joy Josephson [34]


The 2005 NORAD Tracks Santa "Systems Are Go" video clips were part of a test conducted on November 27, 2005 which tracked Santa Claus (Mr. Kringle) from the North Pole to Hollywood, California for the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade.[6] [7]


2004

50th Season of NORAD Tracks Santa

Nts logo 2004 - 50th Anniv

NORAD Tracks Santa 50th Tracking Season and 2004 Logo


2004 NORAD Tracks Santa - Santa Cam Videos
Arriving and Departing Link Clip
1. Taking off from the North Pole and proceeding south along the International Date Line [35] [36]
2. Visiting Auckland, and passing by Sky Tower, and then on to Picton, and Cloudy Bay, New Zealand [37] [38]
3. Passing over the Sydney Opera House as he enters Australia [39] [40]
4. Passing Mount Fuji and going 100 times faster than a 500 series Shinkansen "bullet train" in Japan [41] [42]
5. Flying along the Great Wall of China [43] [44]
6. Passing over the Himalayas in Nepal [45] [46]
7. Flying over the Taj Mahal in India [47] [48]
8. Flying over the Persian Gulf [49] [50]
9. Admiring the "onion dome" architecture of Saint Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia (though passing through quickly, because the Eastern Orthodox Church prefer to give presents on Epiphany) [51] [52]
10. Getting a great view of earth from the International Space Station (ISS) and passing the Egyptian Pyramids of Giza [53] [54]
11. Visiting Athens,Greece and flying over the Olympic Stadium (Athens) [55] [56]
12. Passing above the Colosseum in Rome, Italy [57] [58]
13. Circling the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France [59] [60]
14. In London, United Kingdom (announced by Honorary Santa Tracker Ringo Starr) [61] [62]
15. Flying over the Mid-Atlantic and passing Lajes do Pico in the Azores [63] [64]
16. Coming into Rio de Janeiro, Brazil past Christ the Redeemer statue [65] [66]
17. Flying over Newfoundland, Canada [67] [68]
18. Flying over Newfoundland and New Brunswick, Canada [69] [70]
19. Flying through Midtown Manhattan in New York City [71] [72]
20. Flying through the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri [73] [74]
21. Flying slowly over Reindeer Lake in Canada [75] [76]
22. Flying over Colorado Springs [77] [78]
23. Circling the Space Needle, Seattle, Washington [79] [80]
24. Ending his mission in Hilo, Hawaii [81] [82]


In 2004, 1) the Santa Cam video for New York City (last seen when NORAD Tracked Santa in December 2001) replaced the Santa Cam video for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and 2) the Santa Cam video for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil replaced the 2003 Santa Cam video for Machu Picchu in Peru. The Santa Cam video from 2003 for Washington, DC was dropped without a replacement.


2004 NORAD Tracks Santa - Other Videos
Other Videos Link Clip
2004 NORAD Tracks Santa Trailer [83]
2004 ScienCentral News Story - Major Douglas Martin, Chief, Santa Tracking Operations, NORAD interviewed by Joyce Gramza for the 50th tracking season of NORAD Tracks Santa in December 2004. [8] [84]

References

  1. "From NORAD Santa Tracker To Twitter: Santa Tracking For Christmas Eve 2009, Dec 23, 2009, Danny Sullivan" (in en). Search Engine Land. http://searchengineland.com/santa-tracking-for-christmas-eve-2009-32427. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  2. "'Starr' helps NORAD track Santa, Dec 2, 2003 by Michael Phillips, US Air Force Press Releases" (in en). US Air Force. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_prfr/is_200312/ai_2198668072/. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  3. "NORAD Missile Agency Tracks Santa By Satellite, December 24, 2007" (in en). Sky News. http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Sky-News-Archive/Article/20080641298341. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  4. "Aaron Carter Named NORAD's Honorary Santa Tracker, November 25, 2002 by Yahoo Music" (in en). Yahoo News. http://new.music.yahoo.com/aaron-carter/news/aaron-carter-named-norads-honorary-santa-tracker--12059763. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  5. "MSNBC Cosmic Log: Nov 26, 2005 - Dec. 2, 2005 - Cosmic Log - Santa Tracking Season, Nov 28, 2005 by Alan Boyle" (in en). msnbc.com. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10242485/ns/technology_and_science-science/. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  6. "NORAD Tracks Movement Near North Pole, Dec 23, 2005 by John Stith" (in en). WebProNews. http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2005/12/23/norad-tracks-movement-near-north-pole. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  7. "NORAD Tracks Santa 2005 - Systems Are Go, Dec 2005 by NORAD Tracks Santa" (in en). NORAD. http://web.archive.org/web/20051220094405/www.noradsanta.org/en/systems_go.php. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  8. "Maj. Douglas Martin, Chief, Santa Tracking Operations, NORAD interviewed by Joyce Gramza for the 50th tracking season of NORAD Tracks Santa in December 2004, in article ‘Tracking Santa 2004’ December 2004 by Karen Lurie" (in en). ScienCentral. http://www.sciencentral.com/articles/view.php3?language=english&type=&article_id=218392438. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 

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