quiet when they deliver presents on Christmas Eve so no one will know
they are there.
One Christmas Eve Santa Claus landed on a rooftop and suddenly he heard
a very loud, "Snort sniff honk honk snort!" coming from one of his
reindeer. Since he was in the sleigh behind them, he didn't know which
one it was. It happened again, only louder this time. "Snort sniff honk
honk snort!" Dogs in the neighborhood began to bark.
"Shhh!" Santa hissed. "Please be quiet!" He went to work lifting the
sack of toys out of the sleigh when he heard it again, only a lot
louder this time. "SNORT SNIFF HONK HONK SNORT!"
Lights came on all over the neighborhood and some people even stuck
their heads out of their windows. Santa was horrified. Jumping back
into the sleigh, he drove quickly back to the North Pole. He lined up
all the reindeer and announced, "We are not going to deliver another
present until the reindeer who is making funny noises with his nose
steps forward and apologizes!" None of the reindeer stepped forward.
Santa held up a piece of paper. "I know who it is and I have written
your name on this paper. But I want to give you a chance to do the
right thing on your own."
Still none of the reindeer came forward. So Santa did the only thing he
could do. He read off the rude-nosed reindeer...