A Misdialed Phone Number Got Santa Airspace Clearance From The US Military (Cool Weird Awesome 443)

Why does NORAD watch Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, while watching for missiles and bombers the rest of the time? It all started when an ad for a Santa Claus hotline accidentally published a military hotline number during the Cold War. Plus: a gag gift known as the "Nothing Box" was maybe one present that wasn't supposed to travel through the skies at Christmastime. 

By |2020-12-24T08:22:00-05:00December 24, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

“Outer Space Santa” by The Lennon Sisters with Lawrence Welk’s Little Band

Santa Claus decided in the 50s to move his whole operation away from the North Pole so he can provide toys to kids in outer space.

By |2020-12-09T13:23:39-05:00December 14, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

25 More Days of Holiday Songs: “I’m Gonna Lasso Santa Claus” by Brenda Lee

A song that I imagine prompted Santa to boost his security detail, after hearing what Brenda Lee had in store for him.

By |2020-12-01T13:03:41-05:00December 4, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

25 Days of Holiday Songs: “Santa Doesn’t Cop Out On Dope” by Martin Mull

Today's holiday tune comes from Martin Mull, who went up to the North Pole in person to report back on what Santa does all year long.

By |2020-02-27T09:47:05-05:00December 5, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |
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