The reindeer stables at the North Pole have very sturdy walls, but a rather flimsy roof. The walls are sturdy, because they have to withstand the winter winds that whip through the North Pole.
As for the flimsy roof--well, you know that these are magical, flying reindeer, right? But do you know how excited they get when it's this close to Christmas? And what happens when they get this excited?
"Another reindeer through the roof!" called an Elf voice from inside the stable, as little bits of roofing tile joined the falling snow.
Timbo Elf sighed. "That's probably Donder," he said. "I just hope he comes back down in time to be brushed before dinner!"
Santa and Mrs. Claus stood at the edge of the reindeer corral. Mrs. Claus picked a bit of roof from Santa's beard. "Looks like the reindeer are in fine spirits this year," she said.
Santa smiled and sighed contentedly. "Those reindeer are amazing. They are worth ten times their weight in roofing material."
"There goes Comet!" called an Elf as a brown blur streaked through the sky. A team of repair Elves, already on the roof to repair the hole made by Donder, hustled over to start fixing the newest hole. Santa chuckled.
"What's so funny, dear?" asked Mrs. Claus.
"In all the years we've been doing this, you'd think the Elves would have figured it out by now," he said.
"Figured what out?" she asked.
"That a reindeer that leaves a building through the roof rarely enters it through the door," he said.
"Donder's back!" called the Elf voice.
Tomorrow's Christmas Eve! Make sure you check in with The North Pole Times to find out what's happening tomorrow night!