NORTH POLE - Fear and panic swept the globe this week as Santa’s reindeer threatened to go on strike, refusing to fly Jolly Ol’ St. Nick on Christmas Eve.
“The matter has been resolved,” Humphrey Toymaker, a lead elf at Santa’s workshop, told reporters Tuesday in a press conference at the North Pole.
Sources indicate the strike scare began after Dancer and Prancer joined the Toy Transporters Union and began complaining about the long hours with no overtime pay on Christmas Eve, the night Santa Claus makes deliveries to boys and girls all over the world. The chatter spread amongst the reindeer with even Rudolph considering to unplug his red nose and park it in the North Pole until terms could be met.
In the end, Santa offered an extended holiday break, bonus pay, family veterinary care benefits, plus an extra bag of reindeer feed to sweeten the deal.