Driving to work this morning, we passed a Halloween display (the same people also do huge Christmas and Easter displays) that had recently added some Halloween-themed yellow caution tape. (Something like “Caution: Enter if you dare!”) Now I’ve only been out of bed for about a half hour at this point, and I was up way too late last night, and my mind starts making strange connections, and comes up with the following exchange between a child and parent:

(little kid voice): “If Iraq is in a no-fly zone, how does Santa get there?”

(parent): “Most people in Iraq don’t believe in Christmas, honey.”

Okay, so far this is just logical – as far as I know, Islam doesn’t notice Christmas any more than Christianity notices Ramadan. At this point Katie says it’s a better answer than “No-fly zones don’t apply to reindeer,” and I’m reminded of the anti-aircraft guns targeting Jack’s sleigh in The Nightmare Before Christmas. Then my mind takes it a step further:

“But what about the ones that do?”

“Santa has to Fed-Ex them their presents.”

Hey, it made sense at the time.

3 thoughts on “Reindeer on the Radar

  1. The nice part about being American is that there are no Christmas switches for bad children, just coal. This is one reason America should never join the EU. 😉

    Ironically the .1% of Iraqi children that hypothetically do believe in Santa might be really disappointed that there will be no coal this year.

    Who’d have thought an embargo would make you thankful for bad children…

  2. You know… there’s that government NORAD site “tracking Santa” for the kids on Christmas Eve? What would the kids be thinking if they knew what NORAD actually uses their tracking instruments for?

    NORAD’s gonna blow Santa from the sky.

  3. Heh! That reminds me of the scene in The Nightmare Before Christmas where Jack thinks the army is setting off fireworks in celebration of the good job he’s doing. 😀

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