Santa consulted his chief stable elf.
“It’s that time of year,” said the elf.
“Time of year!” exploded Santa. “It’s their time to be rested and ready.”
“They’re, well, forming a harem,” said the elf. “Female reindeer do that in winter.”
“But,” Santa sputtered, “all the males should have been, ah, taken care of. That’s routine for domesticated reindeer.”
The elf said, “I think we overlooked the outsider.”
In the south field, Rudolph was enjoying reindeer games.