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.
It’s the 24th of March or the 9 month mark until Christmas Eve. Time is going by so very fast!
The reindeer are in the news here at the North Pole. Most of them are getting ready to leave. As spring pops up in different areas of the world the reindeer take their vacation and return to the wilds of Finland, Norway, parts of Russia, Canada and the Rocky Mountains.
Elf Victor is throwing a going away party for them over in the reindeer barns.
Santa is going to the party but he is also packing his bags. He’s headed to the ranch in Norway because he wants to meet some of the new reindeer babies that have been born. He will meet them and give many of them names.
The reindeer are the first at the North Pole to leave on annual vacation. Many elves are planning to get away soon for all parts of the world where they come from.
I’m not sure if I will take a vacation this year. I might just spend my whole year here at the North Pole.
Santa and Mrs. Claus are planning a little getaway too. But I’m not sure when or where they are going. When I find out I’ll let you know.