Turned Down by NORAD, Author Seeks Alternative Tracker for Santa Christina (“Mrs. Claus”) and Her Sled Dogs When They Help Her Husband Deliver Toys on Christmas Eve

by Sleddoggin Staff on February 18, 2012

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 18, 2011

The author of a childrens picture book, Santa Christina and Her Sled Dogs, said today that NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) had turned down his request to track Christmas Eve delivery of toys by Santa Christina (Mrs. Claus)–even though NORAD has tracked her famous husbands toy deliveries for more than fifty years.

George William Kelly, the author, said he is searching for another organization with the worldwide ability to track Santa Christina and her sled dogs as they make their way past Mt. Fuji, the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, and other landmarks on their round-the-world toy delivery journey next Christmas Eve.

Kellys book tells young readers that Santa Claus invited Santa Christina to deliver half the toys every Christmas Eve from now on. It explains that Claus’s invitation came after a race around the Arctic Circle proved that Christinas seven sled dogs could run just as fast as Clauss eight reindeer. Santa Clauss flying reindeer, said Kelly, were first described in 1822 by Clement Clarke Moore in his poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas.

The author said he received a letter dated May 5, 2011, from Admiral James A. Winnefeld Jr., USN, who at that time was the Commander of NORAD and USNORTHCOM, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. [Admiral Winnefeld has recently assumed the office of vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Kelly noted today.] Admiral Winnefeld’s letter, according to Kelly, stated that: Requests, similar in nature to yours, call for NORAD to, after a more than 50 year tradition, implement large-scale modifications to an already complex program; for that reason, NORAD is not able to accommodate these types of requests.

I was extremely disappointed that NORAD could not track Santa Christina, Kelly said, and young believers in Santa Christina will be disappointed too.

The NORAD TRACKS SANTA website is: http://www.noradsanta.org. Kelly commented, The website provides a fantastic service for boys and girls who seek Santa Clauss whereabouts before they go to sleep on Christmas Eve. NORADs volunteers answer childrens phone calls and tell the children where Santa Claus is, suggesting they go to bed soon. I hope we can find some other organizationperhaps a meteorological service, or a world news agency, or a satellite-tracking firmto let children know where Santa Christina is on Christmas Eve.

Kellys Santa Christina book first appeared during the Christmas 2010 season. He says it represents the biggest change in American Christmas tradition since Clement Clarke Moores 1822 poem describing the night before Christmas. According to Kelly, Santa Clauss wife, till now, has been known as just Mrs. Claus, without a name of her own; staying at home; knitting by the fireplace; wearing outfits that were holly-berry-red like her husbands. But now, says Kelly, Santa Christina mushes enthusiastically over ice and snow with her sled dogs; wears holly-leaf-green outfits; helps deliver the toys; and is a coequal partner with Santa Claus.

Contact: George William Kelly

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