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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]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2005 - North Pole

NORAD Tracks Santa 2005 - North Pole

2. Visiting Auckland, and passing by Sky Tower, and then on to Picton, and Cloudy Bay, New Zealand [2]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2005 - Auckland, New Zealand

NORAD Tracks Santa 2005 - Auckland, New Zealand

3. Passing over the Sydney Opera House as he enters Australia [3]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2005 and 2006- Sydney, Australia

NORAD Tracks Santa 2005 and 2006- Sydney, Australia

4. Passing Mount Fuji and going 100 times faster than a 500 series Shinkansen "bullet train" in Japan [4]
Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - Mount. Fuji

Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - Mount. Fuji. Japan

5. Flying along the Great Wall of China and into Siberia [5]
6. Crossing the Hump (the Himalayas) in Nepal [6]
Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - Himalayas

Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - Himalayas. Nepal

7. Passing the Taj Mahal in India [7]
Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - Taj Mahal, India

Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - Taj Mahal, India

8. Flying over the Persian Gulf [8]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2005 - 08 - Persian Gulf - USA - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2005 - 08 - Persian Gulf - USA - English

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]
Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - Moscow, Russia

Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - Moscow, Russia

10. Getting a great view of earth from the International Space Station (ISS) and passing the Egyptian Pyramids of Giza [10]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2005 - 10 - Intl Space Station - Pyramids - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2005 - 10 - Intl Space Station - Pyramids - English

11. Covering Italy while admiring the Colosseum in Rome, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Grand Canal (Venice) [11]
Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - Rome, Italy

Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - Rome, Italy

12. Traveling north over the castles of Bavria (Neuschwanstein, Germany) and into the rest of France (a new video for 2005) [12]
Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - Newschanstein, Germany

Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - Newschanstein, Germany

13. Circling the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France [13]
Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - Paris, France

Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - Paris, France

14. Leaving North Africa and the Canary Islands for London (announced by Jonathan Ross of the BBC) [14]
Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - London, United Kingdom

Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - London, United Kingdom

15. Rendezvous in mid-Atlantic Ocean with an unidentified Ohio-class submarine [15]
Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - Lages Di Pico, Azores

Norad tracks santa 2005 & 2006 - Lages Di Pico, Azores

16. Coming into Rio de Janeiro, Brazil past Christ the Redeemer statue [16]
17. Flying over Newfoundland, Canada [17]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2005 - 17 - Newfoundland, Canada - USA - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2005 - 17 - Newfoundland, Canada - USA - English

18. Passing Cape Canaveral and Miami Beach in Florida (a new video for 2005) [18]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2005 - 18 - Cape Canaveral - FL - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2005 - 18 - Cape Canaveral - FL - English

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]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2005 & 2006 - Colorado Springs, Colorado

NORAD Tracks Santa 2005 & 2006 - Colorado Springs, Colorado

23. Orbiting Seattle's Space Needle and proceeding to California [23]
24. Ending his mission in Lihue Kauai, Hawaii [24]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2005 - Hawaii

NORAD Tracks Santa 2005 - Hawaii


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]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2005 - Trailer - English - 60 sec

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2005 - Trailer - English - 60 sec

2005 NORAD Tracks Santa Trailer - 30 Seconds [26]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2005 - Trailer - English - 30 sec

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2005 - Trailer - English - 30 sec

2005 NORAD Tracks Santa - November 2005 - Systems Are Go - Part 1 [27]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Nov 2005 - 01 - Systems are Go

NORAD Tracks Santa - Nov 2005 - 01 - Systems are Go

2005 NORAD Tracks Santa - November 2005 - Systems Are Go - Part 2 [28]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Nov 2005 - 02 - Systems are Go

NORAD Tracks Santa - Nov 2005 - 02 - Systems are Go

2005 NORAD Tracks Santa - November 2005 - Systems Are Go - Part 3 [29]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Nov 2005 - 03 - Systems are Go

NORAD Tracks Santa - Nov 2005 - 03 - Systems are Go

2005 NORAD Tracks Santa - November 2005 - Systems Are Go - Part 4 [30]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Nov 2005 - 04 - Systems are Go

NORAD Tracks Santa - Nov 2005 - 04 - Systems are Go

2005 NORAD Tracks Santa - November 2005 - Systems Are Go - Part 5 [31]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Nov 2005 - 05 - Systems are Go

NORAD Tracks Santa - Nov 2005 - 05 - Systems are Go

2005 NORAD Tracks Santa - November 2005 - Systems Are Go - Part 6 [32]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Nov 2005 - 06 - Systems are Go

NORAD Tracks Santa - Nov 2005 - 06 - Systems are Go

2005 MSNBC Cosmic Log - Santa Tracking Season - Colonel(Retired) Shoup Interview of November 28, 2005 by Alan Boyle [5] [33]
Colonel Shoup Intreview on KUSA-TV and on MSNBC Cosmic Log - Nov 28, 2005

Colonel Shoup Intreview on KUSA-TV and on MSNBC Cosmic Log - Nov 28, 2005

2005 Around the Air Force News Story - NORAD Tracking Santa - December 2005 by TSgt Joy Josephson [34]
Around the Air Force - How The Air Force and NORAD Tracks Santa Claus - December 2005

Around the Air Force - How The Air Force and NORAD Tracks Santa Claus - December 2005


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]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 01 - North Pole - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 01 - North Pole - English

2. Visiting Auckland, and passing by Sky Tower, and then on to Picton, and Cloudy Bay, New Zealand [37] [38]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 02 - New Zealand - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 02 - New Zealand - English

3. Passing over the Sydney Opera House as he enters Australia [39] [40]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - Stop 03 - Sydney, Australia - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - Stop 03 - Sydney, Australia - English

4. Passing Mount Fuji and going 100 times faster than a 500 series Shinkansen "bullet train" in Japan [41] [42]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 04 - Mt

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 04 - Mt. Fuji, Japan - English

5. Flying along the Great Wall of China [43] [44]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 05 - The Great Wall, China - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 05 - The Great Wall, China - English

6. Passing over the Himalayas in Nepal [45] [46]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 06 - The Himalayas, Nepal - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 06 - The Himalayas, Nepal - English

7. Flying over the Taj Mahal in India [47] [48]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 07 - The Taj Mahal, India - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 07 - The Taj Mahal, India - English

8. Flying over the Persian Gulf [49] [50]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 08 - Persian Gulf - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 08 - Persian Gulf - English

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]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 09 - Moscow, Russia - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 09 - Moscow, Russia - English

10. Getting a great view of earth from the International Space Station (ISS) and passing the Egyptian Pyramids of Giza [53] [54]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 10 - ISS and Pyramids - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 10 - ISS and Pyramids - English

11. Visiting Athens,Greece and flying over the Olympic Stadium (Athens) [55] [56]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 11 - Athens, Greece - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 11 - Athens, Greece - English

12. Passing above the Colosseum in Rome, Italy [57] [58]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 12 - Rome, Italy - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 12 - Rome, Italy - English

13. Circling the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France [59] [60]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 13 - Paris, France - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 13 - Paris, France - English

14. In London, United Kingdom (announced by Honorary Santa Tracker Ringo Starr) [61] [62]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 14 - London, England - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 14 - London, England - English

15. Flying over the Mid-Atlantic and passing Lajes do Pico in the Azores [63] [64]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 15 - Azores, Portugal - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 15 - Azores, Portugal - English

16. Coming into Rio de Janeiro, Brazil past Christ the Redeemer statue [65] [66]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 16 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 16 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - English

17. Flying over Newfoundland, Canada [67] [68]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 17 - Newfoundland, Canada - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 17 - Newfoundland, Canada - English

18. Flying over Newfoundland and New Brunswick, Canada [69] [70]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 18 - Eastern Canada, Canada - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 18 - Eastern Canada, Canada - English

19. Flying through Midtown Manhattan in New York City [71] [72]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 19 - New York, NY, USA - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 19 - New York, NY, USA - English

20. Flying through the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri [73] [74]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 20 - St

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 20 - St. Louis, MO, USA - English

21. Flying slowly over Reindeer Lake in Canada [75] [76]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 06 - The Himalayas, Nepal - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 06 - The Himalayas, Nepal - English

22. Flying over Colorado Springs [77] [78]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 22 - Cheyenne Mtn, CO, USA - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 22 - Cheyenne Mtn, CO, USA - English

23. Circling the Space Needle, Seattle, Washington [79] [80]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 23 - Seattle, WA, USA - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 23 - Seattle, WA, USA - English

24. Ending his mission in Hilo, Hawaii [81] [82]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 24 - Hawaii, USA - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - 24 - Hawaii, USA - English


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]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - Trailer - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2004 - Trailer - English

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]
2004 - NTS - Major Martin - Tracking Santa at NORAD

2004 - NTS - Major Martin - Tracking Santa at NORAD

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.