WHEREAS, Santa’s sleigh requires nine flying reindeer to travel the globe and deliver presents to good girls and boys.
WHEREAS, the permanency of the current sleigh pulling arrangement, imprinted in story and in song, has been deemed unpopular.
WHEREAS, the current work stoppage in favor of reindeer games jeopardizes the reputation and stature of jolly old St. Nick.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that I, Santa Claus of the North Pole, in consultation and on behalf of the Santa’s Workshop Congress of Toy-Making Elves, do hereby proclaim that the Christmas Worldwide Reindeer Act of Proper Position in Emergency Rotation (Christmas WRAPPER) goes into effect today:
Rudolph, with his very shiny nose, shall always lead Santa’s sleigh, after that particularly foggy Christmas Eve.
However, the other eight reindeer shall now have an equal opportunity to occupy the other positions in two columns of four reindeer each, instead of the heretofore standard order.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this year, the following arrangement requests will be granted:
- Cupid’s row shall be in front of Dasher’s row.
- Comet’s row shall be behind Cupid’s row.
- Dancer shall be immediately behind Dasher, while Donder shall be on Dancer’s immediate right.
- Vixen shall be immediately in front of Blitzen, while Prancer shall be on Vixen’s immediate left.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the North Pole this twenty-fourth day of December.