North Pole - Today Santa's Little Helper Gazette reported that two of Santa's reindeer have escaped the North Pole Toy Factory and Compound and are on the lam.
"Donner and Blitzen have escaped," shouted Santa Claus above the clatter, as he tore open the sash to address reporters. "Apparently they have been tunneling".
While visions of sugarplums danced in the heads of the other reindeer, Donner and Blitzen were hard at work digging their way to freedom.
"Think of the children!" lamented Mrs. Claus. "We cannot lift the toy sled without the full team of reindeer. Boys and girls around the world will be without toys this year," she sobbed.
President Bush, reached for comment on the White House lawn, stated "this will really mess up the song, huh?"