December 3rd, 2013
03:58 PM ET

Eight tiny reindeer and two fighter jets?

By Brian Rokus and Barbara Starr

Does Santa need more than just Rudolph’s red nose to guide his sleigh on Christmas Eve this year?

Like, maybe, two fighter jets?

A new video released by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to promote its annual tracking of Santa’s trip around the world is drawing fire from some children’s advocates.

In the 39-second clip, Santa is shown flying across the globe, tracked by an Air Force radar surveillance plane and, at one point, being escorted by two fighters.