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Elf Victor Reports Reindeer Are Anxious

updateWith 12 hours to go until Santa’s launch the reindeer are restless. Elf Victor says this is always the hard part for the reindeer.

“Reindeer love Santa. They love Christmas. And they cannot wait to get to work,” Elf Victor told me. “They have lots of work ahead of them and they will need all the rest they can get. But they are anxious right now. Blitzen can hardly sleep at all. He keeps pacing back and forth in the barn. He keeps asking me if it is time to go yet and I have to tell him it is still a long ways off. Poor guy.”

Elf Victor says this behavior is completely normal and not to worry about it.

— Elf Ernest
Direct from Santa’s Newsroom at the North Pole


Estimated Time to Launch: 12 hours
Current North Pole Weather: 15 Degrees, Heavy Snow, High Winds
Command Center Status: All systems are go, all lights are green
Santa’s Status: Somewhere in Europe
Reindeer Status: Resting…or trying to
Santa’s Workshop Status: 76% complete, still working
Santa’s Sleigh Status: 70% ready, sleigh bell repair underway
Wrapping Department Status: 59% complete, emergency contingency plans deployed
North Pole Christmas Party Readiness: 90% complete; Streamers being strung
North Pole Medical Center Report: No new cases of sickness reported
North Pole Post Office Status: 64% complete, full staff working — stocking mail overflowing
Latest Secret Spy Reports: High trees reported in Halifax; not enough merry people feared in Tunisia; gunfire reported in Tehran…
Where it is Christmas Eve now: Australia, New Zealand, Phillipines
Where it is Christmas morning now: Nowhere