I checked in with Elf Victor a little while ago just to see how the reindeer are doing.
Elf Victor says the reindeer are all in fine health. Santa’s “A-team” of reindeer – Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph – are resting at an isolated ranch located some 40 miles away from the North Pole.
“We have a lot of reindeer we usually don’t have at the North Pole this week, and all of them are here to help Santa in one way or another,” Elf Victor said. “But this team of reindeer report to Santa personally and have a very special job to do. So we keep them away, to get quality rest in order to be fully ready when Santa wants to go.”
There are thousands of other reindeer here. I’ve never seen so many of them. But Elf Victor says Santa wants them here and will make good use of them all this week.
They are all very excited.