Taviyannah writes: Dear Ernest, i was wondering who puts the magic on the reindeers?
Good question, Taviyannah!
But Santa has told us many times -- the reindeer are just reindeer and they don't do any kind of magic. He said that Cupid once tried to pull a coin out of Blitzen's ear. Blitzen didn't think that was funny. (Reindeer are usually pretty serious animals).
I talked to Elf Victor
about this. He said a lot of people think it is magic but the truth is that ALL reindeer can fly. It is just that most don't want to. Santa gets them to fly by explaining the importance of their duty on Christmas Eve and that the Christmas spirit is what makes the reindeer fly for Santa.
But, Elf Victor says, if you go to any zoo and start talking to a reindeer they just might fly a little bit if you are nice to them. Sometimes that actually works.
-- Elf Ernest