“Cookies and milk again? I’ll leave you a lump, it won’t be coal, and it won’t be in your stocking!” – Tonight, probably.
On a bright note, Axios morning email thingie tells us:
NORAD’s Santa tracker (877-HI-NORAD), now in its 63rd year, won’t be affected by the government shutdown:
- It is run by volunteers at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, and is funded by the Pentagon budget approved earlier this year, AP reports.
- Last year, the Santa tracker drew 126,000 phone calls and 18 million website hits.
- 160 phones handle the calls.