Reindeer anxiety is building at the North Pole as we head into mid-November. The reindeer barn and surrounding area are empty of reindeer at a time when elves usually expect to see them. And it has elves at the North Pole very nervous.
In fact, a campaign of sorts has broken out that publicly questions where the reindeer are. As mentioned in the North Pole Radio News report below, signs are popping up all over the North Pole asking just what’s up.
On my way into work today I saw a sign that said “Reindeer are Elves too and They Should Report for Work”.
I did talk to Elf Victor about this situation to see what we could say to those who are questioning their absence. Victor honestly did not have much to say. “They are reindeer,” Victor told me. “We don’t own them. They don’t punch a clock. Santa does not pay them. They show up when they show up.”
He is not concerned. Santa is not concerned. I am not concerned. You should not be concerned.
We would remind you that the test flights of Santa’s sleigh as shared with us from North Pole Flight Command are being powered by reindeer and those reindeer have been working since August. Granted, those aren’t Santa’s main team of reindeer but they are working.
I’m sure the reindeer will show up any day now. Please relax. It will be okay.