Lexington, SC girl talks to Trump on Christmas Eve

Jolly good Santa has his work cut out

Jolly good Santa has his work cut out

While previously the only game in town, now you can also get that information and a handful of other places, including places like Amazon's Alexa and Santa's own app. He listened for a moment before adding, "Because at seven, it's marginal, right?".

Coleman's answer however brought a smile to the president's face, who cheerily replied: "Well, you just enjoy yourself". Say hello to everybody.

NORAD eased the fears of good little boys and girls concerned the tracker might be down, after U.S. lawmakers failed agree on a budget, triggering a partial shutdown of federal services, including the maintenance of the Christmas tree outside the White House.

But with the children, Trump appeared to try to keep things light as he sat beside his wife, Melania, in front of a roaring fireplace beneath a portrait of former President Abraham Lincoln. Next to the president was a large Christmas tree with wrapped presents tucked beneath it.

The North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) is tracking Santa's flight and whereabouts as he makes his annual journey around the world delivering gifts to the world's children.

Most children stop believing in Santa somewhere between 5 and 8 years old, according to several studies.

To his surprise, a young child had phoned the top secret line after finding a newspaper advert about "Santa's Toyland" from department store Sears, with the number of CONAD, NORAD's predecessor, printed by mistake.

Last chance to take advantage of our best offer of the year! (AAP) US President Donald Trump told a seven-year-old boy belief in Santa was "marginal" at his age.

He and his fellow call operators informed the children calling throughout the night of Santa's exact location. "Have a great Christmas and I'll talk to you again, OK?" In an interview with the Post and Courier of Charleston, she said the scientist who answered the NORAD phone asked her if she would like to speak to the president.

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