Remember when I told you about the big barn Santa built to store those sleighs?
Well, that barn is now full and they are starting to stack these sleighs outside like firewood.
There are sleighs everywhere and they are taking up valuable space.
They cannot stay outside very long. They are made of wood.
Santa has always said that a good sleigh has to be treated like a flower. It can be outside but if you leave it alone the weather will ruin it. Santa’s sleighs always stay inside the sleigh barn when he isn’t using them.
So if Santa were here I know he would not be happy to see all these sleighs sitting outside.
Something needs to be done. Elf Quinton tells me he has to keep building the sleighs. He has orders.
For now, he is planning to use one of the warehouses that the boys in the workshop usually use to store the sleighs.
But Elf Bernard isn’t happy about that. He needs that space because the workshop is busy making things and they need space to store things too.
Something has to give.
I’ll ask Mrs. Claus what the deal is. She is the only one who seems to understand what is going on around here these days.
The North Pole has been flooded with email over the past 12 hours after a report surfaced online that Santa plans to fly his sleigh without reindeer this year.
We assure you this is absolutely FAKE news.
“How silly to think that Santa could fly his sleigh without reindeer,” said Elf Quinton Q. Quigley, head of the Research and Development Department at the North Pole, the department in charge of sleigh designs for Santa. “We have looked at the various available technologies and have never found a more efficient power driver for Santa’s sleigh outside of reindeer. Reindeer are noble souls, filled with Christmas spirit, usually they are physically fit and they are light on the environment. They add a lot to the ecosystem of the North Pole. Anyone who tells you different doesn’t know Rudolph very well.”
The reports are allegedly tied to Norad, a military-based Santa tracking outfit in North America.
“There is a lot of bad information out there on the Internet,” said Elf Ed Zachary. “And more people than ever are tracking Santa Claus. They have web sites and Facebook groups and forums and chats and YouTube channels and all this stuff. But none of them speak for Santa. That’s why you should track Santa right here. Avoid all the fake news out there about Santa.”
I did speak to Santa today about this rumor and he laughed. He said he could not be Santa without reindeer.