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Op-Ed: NSA has Santa's naughty and nice list (Satire)

Colorado Springs - The government will not have to spend millions of dollars this year to track Santa. They already know his route, right down to street addresses, thanks to NSA spying.

Scientific study lends credence to why Rudolph's nose is so red

North Pole - It's Christmas Eve and if there was any doubt about Rudolph's nose being red, shiny and bright and how he helped Santa Claus guide the sleigh on that foggy night, a group of researchers have provided an explanation.

Video: Santa Claus got arrested at the White House

Washington - It seems that Santa himself has been a very bad boy. He got arrested at the White House the other day. He really wasn't asking that much, just an increase in the minimum wage, but it seems his Christmas wish didn't come true.

Santa Claus begins his annual gift-giving fest

It is Christmas Eve in many parts of the world and Santa Claus has already begun the mammoth task of delivering presents to all those on his "nice" list, but just where in the world is Santa right now?

Where is Santa now?

To help children (and adults) track Santa, the U.S. government have a website dedicated to locating the jolly red-and-white figure on Christmas Eve.

Creepy Santa prompts school lockdown

Hollis - An elementary school in New Hampshire was ordered to keep children inside during recess after a man dressed as Santa Claus was spotted knocking on classroom windows.

Weed wish you a Merry Xmas: Santa busted with marijuana

Santa Claus was on his way to deliver Christmas presents when the cops pulled him over and searched his car. It seemed the jolly old man was delivering more than toys.

Op-Ed: Fox News' Megyn Kelly stirs controversy over racial remarks

On Wednesday, Fox News host Megyn Kelly found herself in the center of a hot debate over Santa Claus' race. The Fox News anchorwoman then proceeded to take it a step further making an analogy to Jesus being white as well.

Sleigh Bell Detente to protect Santa's flight over East China Sea

Colorado Springs - Children in China, Taiwan and Okinawa can breathe a sigh of relief— NORAD has confirmed that Santa Claus will deliver their Christmas presents this year, even if he has to cross China's newly-created Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).

Armed F-18 escort for NORAD Santa Tracker alarms child advocates

Some child welfare advocates are seeing red over the military's decision to add an armed fighter jet escort to a popular annual 'Santa Tracker' program for kids.

Santa Claus is Canadian

Calgary - Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And yes, Virginia, he's a Canuck. That's the official line reaffirmed on Thursday by Jason Kenney, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister.

Bad Santa! Man working as mall Santa arrested for pinching elf

Hanover - A 62-year-old man who was working at a Massachusetts mall was arrested after allegedly pinching the rear end of an 18-year-old woman who was working as an elf.

Santa Claus arrested for writing on sidewalk with chalk

Austin - Santa Claus, or at least a man dressed as Santa Claus, was arrested on the grounds of the State Capitol building in Austin Texas. Santa was charged with mischief after writing with chalk on the sidewalk.

Where's Santa? Tracking him is easier than ever

Santa Claus is already making his rounds across the world, and for those wondering when Santa will be landing his sleigh in your neighborhood, tracking his location is now easier than ever.

Mall Santa shares over 30 years of experience on the job Special

Etobicoke - Every year for Christmas, Vince Ciccheli steps into the shoes of the busiest man during the holiday season, to work as a mall Santa. It’s a role that’s brought with it many fond, heart filled memories, he says.

Why is Rudolph's nose red?

The headline is not the start of Christmas joke. Scientists have found that a reindeer’s nose is red because it is richly supplied with red blood cells, which help to protect the animal from getting too cold and to regulate brain temperature.

Photo Essay: Season's Greetings from African Santa Claus Special

Ibadan - The picture of Santa Claus as a jolly, pot bellied old white man from the North Pole dominates the tradition in Europe and N. America. However, among Africans who observe the tradition, the idea of Santa as an old white man from the North Pole is unknown.

French street theatre group fizzing at Coca-Cola’s Santa Claus ad

Nantes - French theatre group Royal de Luxe were shocked to discover Coca-Cola’s latest advert featuring a giant sized Santa Claus puppet being brought to life. The giant Santa bears a striking resemblance to Royal de Luxe’ own creations.

Reports claim Canada Post charging for letters to Santa Claus

Toronto - For more than three decades, Canada Post has delivered letters to Santa Claus for free. This year, there have been a couple of instances where children are being told to pay for postage stamps before they send their Christmas wish lists.

In Photos: Santa Claus comes to Toronto for 108th annual parade Special

Toronto - Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of Toronto to watch the 108th annual Santa Claus Parade. Indeed, Santa Claus came to town, but he wasn't alone as there were 25 floats, 200 clowns and more than 2,000 participants.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas rewrite has Santa butting out

After almost 200-years, the Christmas classic "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" has been rewritten to take out any reference to Santa smoking a pipe that some say is political correctness that's gone too far.

Religious fanatics shouting 'infidel' murder Santa Claus

A young man dressed as Santa Claus to celebrate the New Year, was murdered by a mob of religious fanatics shouting "infidel."

Jingle Bells Christmas goats at play video goes viral

A video of young goats at play, running, jumping and butting heads to the tune of 'Jingle Bells' has gone viral on YouTube, making these kids one of the most popular animals acts on the Internet this holiday season.

NORAD officer reveals how they track Santa Claus

An officer of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has explained how they track Santa during his annual Christmas Eve journey around the world. The project this year involved 1,200 military volunteers at the Peterson Air Force Base.

Michelle Obama helps kids track Santa Claus

Michelle Obama, on vacation with her family in Hawaii, took part in the NORAD Tracks Santa Program run by the North Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). She spoke with children on Saturday on an air defense hotline set up to track Santa's journey.

Op-Ed: Women make Christmas work, men mostly... watch

I've always found Christmas to be this hulking thing that careens willy-nilly about and it is both exhilarating and absolutely exhausting. It is one holiday that demands real effort.

100-year-old letter to 'Dear Santa' found up chimney in Ireland

Dublin - Two children wrote a letter to Santa on Christmas Eve, 1911. In the letter they wished him good luck and listed the gifts they wanted. They placed it in a ledge in the fireplace hoping Santa would read it when he comes down the chimney during the night.

Drunken Santas invade Manhattan

New York - A throng of drunken and unruly Santas took over streets in New York City earlier this month. Citizens have complained that this tarnishes the image of the beloved Christmas icon.

Second-graders shocking holiday lesson: There's no Santa Claus

Nanuet - Second-graders in a suburban New York school received shocking and unwelcome news from their geography teacher, "There's no Santa Claus." School officials say they are investigating, but parents call the teacher "The Grinch who stole Christmas".

Secret Santa spreads hope, cheer, gives away $100 bills

Reading - A elderly gentleman dressed in red and wearing a cap with "Elf" embroidered on the back brightened up the holiday season for residents of Reading, Pa, when he visited the Salvation Army thrift shop, laundromats and bus terminals passing out $100 bills.
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