A young boy tries to tell Santa Claus what he would like for Christmas on December 20, 2008 at the Tysons Corner mall in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Santa has been extremely busy with requests with only 5 days to go until Christmas. (Photo credit KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

26 Years and Counting for Northern Virginia Santa

For more than a quarter century, they’ve been lining up, waiting hours to tell Mike Graham of Sevierville, Tennessee, about their most fervent hopes.


Photo credit: Channel 9's Delia Gonçalves.

Man Dressed as Santa Claus Shot in Southeast D.C.

A man dressed as Santa Claus for an annual toy drive in a Southeast D.C. neighborhood was shot with a pellet gun Tuesday morning, according to multiple reports.


Police in Laurel are looking for a bank robber who wore a Santa beard. (credit: Laurel Police Department/@PIOPete)

‘Santa’ Robs Laurel Bank, Fires Shot

A man wearing a grayish Santa Claus-style beard robbed a bank in Laurel on Saturday, police say.


(Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

As NORAD Tracks Santa, Critics Track NORAD

The U.S. and Canadian military will entertain millions of kids again this Christmas Eve with second-by-second updates on Santa’s global whereabouts. But there’s something new this year: public criticism.


Santa Claus prepares his Reindeer. (Credit: OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

NORAD’s Santa Tracker Draws Criticism Over Fighter Jet Escort

Some child advocates are upset that the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is providing Santa Claus with a fighter jet escort around the globe in this year’s tracking program.


Santa (credit: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Santa Claus Spending Christmas in July in Alexandria

It may be July, but Santa Claus is coming to Alexandria this weekend.


File photo of NORAD operators  (Photo credit should read MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

NORAD Volunteers Track Santa’s Progress

Volunteers monitoring maps showing Santa Claus’ progress from a Colorado Air Force base are only about three hours into their goodwill mission but have already answered more than 7,000 phone calls from people asking about the jolly old elf.


File photo of Santa Claus on the U.S.S. Constellation. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Better Watch Out: NORAD Trademarks Santa Operation

The military command that protects the skies over the U.S. and Canada is also protecting the name of its famous Santa-tracking operation.