The North American Aerospace Defense Command's tradition of tracking Santa began in 1955, when a local Sears, Roebuck and Co. store ran a newspaper ad urging children to make a phone call on Christmas Eve and talk to Santa Claus. As fate would have it, the phone number was misprinted and, instead of reaching Santa, youngsters found themselves talking with Air Force Col. Harry Shoup of the Continental Air Defense Command.
Make Santa do your bidding.
The Ten ages of Christmas
It's not a bear in a tree, but just as good.
I wish I had thought to do stuff like this when I was younger. Oh, hell, I think I'll go out and get drunk and do it, anyway.
Unfortunately, if you drink too much over the holiday, there's no hope of your avoiding penance.
But if you imbibe on sherry, it means you are cosmopolitan.
Most importantly, though, please remember the reason for the season -- tortilla chips covered in cheese.