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Santa Changes Reindeer

update After briefly crossing the Sea of Okhotusk Santa met with Elf Victor who was standing by with a replacement team of reindeer. Joining Santa now on his merry flight is Racer, Pacer, Speedy, Francis, Gordy, Queenie, Holly, Thor and Mickey. Taking a break is Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen and Rudolph.

Up here at the North Pole Christmas Eve party there was a gasp that went up when Thor and Mickey’s name were announced as replacement reindeer for this portion of Santa’s flight. Both are previous winners of the Reindeer Games up here at the North Pole and this is the first time in history two previous winners have been on the same team at the same time on Santa’s flight. In the world of reindeer it is considered a very high honor to fly with Santa on Christmas Eve. In fact, it makes them legends. So this is a historic flight today in more ways that one!

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


Command Center Status: All systems go, all lights are green
Sleigh Status: 0 mph
Reindeer Status: Ready to go!
Latest Secret Spy Reports: Suspicious characters lurking in Washington, DC; roof damage reported in Belfast; fresh snow reported near Fresno….
Where it is Christmas Eve now: Monaco
Where it is Christmas morning now: Tokyo, Guam, Vladivostok, Sydney, Brisbane, Papua New Guinea, Philippines

Kids in these places should be in bed by now:
All of Asia