Elves here are cheering the triumph of Vixen at the reindeer games.
Against all odds, and somehow running and flying fast and keeping her big bow still in place, Vixen has pulled off an upset to win this year’s reindeer games.
Everywhere I’m going today elves and reindeer are smiling. Nobody thought she could do it but she did.
Elf Victor was so excited. “She trained hard for this,” he told me. “For years and years it has been her secret wish to win. She’s very talented, of course, or she wouldn’t be on Santa’s team. But to win against the big boys like Donner is quite an accomplishment.”
Elf Victor said that Donner was very complimentary of Vixen and admitted that she won fair and square.
So a good outcome to the games and now the reindeer can settle in and get ready at last for their next assignment—flying Santa around the world.
Disturbing news from the Reindeer games early this morning: The Merry Prankster found a way to get to the reindeer.
The reindeer are fine – no one is hurt.
But plenty are upset this morning after being kept up most of the night by drones playing very loud music. All night long reindeer had the buzzing drones playing accordion polka music of “Wheels on the Bus” blasting over their heads.
Events at the reindeer games today have been postponed so that the reindeer can get their rest.
The Merry Prankster got away with another prank. They are spending a lot of time looking for him. This kind of nonsense cannot go on.
The Reindeer Games began today under tight security and heavy weather. There are high winds and snowy skies today.
Only authorized personnel are allowed anywhere near the reindeer and elves have to watch the games on local television here.
The fear, of course, is that the Merry Prankster will do something to interrupt the games.
Elf Victor says that despite all the concerns about security the games are a very popular event at the North Pole. Elves will walk towards the fair grounds where the games are held on their lunch hour or after their shift to check on the reindeer and see how the games are progressing. Elves love the reindeer and are very interested in how well they do.
Almost every elf has a favorite reindeer.
The odds-on favorite to win the games is Donner, who has won these games many times before. He’s very powerful.