Dear Ernest (on behalf of Elf Victor, Santa’s head of Reindeer Operations),
What do the reindeer do for fun?
Reindeer are very physical animals. They love to run. They love to jump. They love to play with each other. It is hard to understand some times what they are doing. They are light weight and sometimes you cannot even hear them coming. They are shy, too — they do not like a lot of attention.
Reindeer do not usually like water but sometimes in really warm weather they will wade a little bit into cool streams.
Trained reindeer respond very well to direction. Elf Victor says they love games that involve both thinking and doing. They love scavenger hunts and hide-and-seek.