A few seconds into the chat with Collman, Trump asked: "You doing well in school?". Shoup discovered what had happened, but continued to go along with it, which has now blossomed into a real operation that attracts thousands of children's calls every year. However, NORAD has declared it will continue its 63-year tradition, answering Santa requests from hundreds of children across the U.S. today. Google wishes Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone with an animated doodle designed especially for today. And if you are driving a GM auto, you can ask OnStar where Santa is on December 24, and get live updates as you're driving around.
It began tracking Santa when a child called the command's headquarters in Colorado asking to speak to Santa Claus. She repeats the answer when the president follows up with, "Because at 7, it's marginal, right?"
President Donald Trump answers questions from the media after speaking with members of the military by video conference on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in the Oval Office of the White House.
"Well, honey, happy Christmas, and you just take care of yourself and say hello to your family, OK?"
While previously the only game in town, now you can also get that information and a handful of other places, including places like Amazon's Alexa and Santa's own app. Numerous people at the hospital said that Christmas is not about the gifts, but spending time with their family.
"Helping children across the country track #Santa is becoming one of my favorite traditions!"
The couple participated in phone calls previous year as well.
The tradition will continue this year, despite a partial government shutdown over budget spending.