Michelle Obama answers NORAD's Santa hotline
December 24th, 2013
06:15 PM ET
9 years ago

Michelle Obama answers NORAD's Santa hotline

(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama took 30 minutes out of her Christmas Eve Tuesday for her annual tradition of answering calls to NORAD's program to track Father Christmas.

According to a White House spokesman, Obama answered children's calls to the Santa Claus tracker hotline from the first family's vacation spot in Honolulu, Hawaii, starting at around 11:00 a.m. local time.

This marks the first lady's fourth year participating in the U.S. Air Force tradition of tracking Santa. NORAD has tracked the overladen sled's annual faster-than-light journeys since 1958.

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  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Beautiful woman!

    December 24, 2013 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  2. anniebella

    Well, well, well, hay media folks what is that I see, the First Lady is smiling. I wonder what does that mean.

    December 24, 2013 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  3. anniebella

    Merry Christmas to the President, First Lady and their family.

    December 24, 2013 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  4. Hal

    I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!!! Enjoy the season and God bless-

    December 25, 2013 02:21 am at 2:21 am |
  5. Richard Long

    "Mrs. President. We have the boogie closing into American airspace from the North Pole. Confirmed it is a sleigh with reindeer."
    "Can you see if there is anything that says "Merry Christmas", "God Bless", or any Bible passages?"
    "Yes, we can confirm multiple instances of Mike-Echo-Romeo-Romeo-Yankee Charlie-Helo-Romeo-Iceland-Sierra-Tango-Mike-Alpha-Sierra."
    "According to the Veterans Health Administration handbook, these are illegal.. Shoot the boogie down."
    "Madame President?"
    "Shoot it down, now!"

    December 25, 2013 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  6. guy

    who cares . this is just media hype . and who believes obama will use his newly acquired bronze level insurance plan . how naive are americans?

    December 25, 2013 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  7. LOL

    She is shooting the bird. How disrespectful that she always ads her little two cents thinking no one is noticing. That is the only reason she is smiling. She told you off and you smile and think she has done good.

    December 25, 2013 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  8. Thomas

    PEACE !

    December 25, 2013 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  9. Sparrow

    Christ, you right-wingers are tiresome.

    December 25, 2013 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  10. Martin gonzalez

    Hello marry christmas

    December 25, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |