How do Santa’s rein­deer fly?

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Magic, po­tions, spe­cial food, Christ­mas cook­ies – there doesn’t seem to be any con­sen­sus on ex­actly how rein­deer fly, but one thing Sophia Swinamer is sure about is that prac­tice makes per­fect.

“Santa’s rein­deer are spe­cial and Ru­dolph helps them by light­ing his nose up, and that’s how they fly,” said the fiveyear-old. “They don’t fly fast at first, they have to prac­tice a lot.”

With Christ­mas upon us, The Kings County Ad­ver­tiser turned to the ex­perts to get the real scoop on the mat­ter – the chil­dren in Ju­lia Schofield’s Pri­mary class at Gaspereau Ele­men­tary. Here’s what they had to say:

So­phie Rideout, five

“They push their feet off the ground and they fly up. They eat spe­cial food, like Christ­mas cook­ies, and it makes them fly. The cook­ies are like ginger­bread men.”

Hunter Han­cock, five

“By magic. Santa gives them spe­cial magic that makes peo­ple fly. It’s a yel­low colour and it sparkles. He sprin­kles it over them ev­ery day.

Ash­ton Ko­zlowski, five

“Santa throws sparkles at them to make them fly. The sparkles are red, yel­low, green, blue and pur­ple. He gets them from his pocket. Santa is the only one who has them, no one else. The rein­deer like to fly – they have to so Santa can de­liver the presents to the houses.”

Car­son Roberts, five

“Santa’s sleigh has sprin­kles in it – like the ones you put on a cookie, but they’re magic sprin­kles. He puts them on the rein­deer so they can fly. They have to prac­tice, though. They fly really fast and they like fly­ing.”

Cooper Pinch, five

“They have magic food. It’s rein­deer food that Santa only has at the North Pole. They eat it ev­ery day and they like fly­ing around.”

Cae­den Merks, five

“Santa gives them a magic po­tion. It’s some­thing they put on them. It sparkles. It’s soft, like water, and they have it ev­ery day. But they don’t fly ev­ery day, only on Christ­mas. It’s fun to fly, I think. They go really fast.”

Jaxon Levy, five

“There’s spe­cial magic at the North Pole. It’s sparkly and the rein­deer get it from the other side of the sled, where Santa sits.”

Ewan Miner, five

“They have magic berries that you can only get in the North Pole. They’re red, like spe­cial cher­ries. They eat a lot of them so they can fly. They like to fly and prac­tice ev­ery day.”

Tay­lor Wil­son, five

“They eat spe­cial food so they can fly. It’s spe­cial rein­deer food that they find in the woods. They at it ev­ery day be­cause it’s yummy. They love to fly, it’s fun to fly.”

Elissa Tot­ten, five

“They have spe­cial shoes so they can fly. They’re brown and they wear them ev­ery time they want to fly. They love fly­ing be­cause it’s fun. Santa gives them new shoes ev­ery Christ­mas and that helps them fly.”

Co­hen Munro, five

“I think it’s magic fairy dust.”

Rob­bie Lit­tle, five

“Ru­dolph’s nose is magic and that makes them fly. All of the rein­deer have magic noses, but only Ru­dolph’s is red. All the rein­deer like to fly and they have to prac­tice to get good at it, but it’s fun to prac­tice some­times.” “The rein­deer at the Wildlife Park don’t fly, so Santa must give them some­thing spe­cial when rein­deer go to his house in the North Pole. I think it’s in­vis­i­ble wings that they have. You can’t see them be­cause they’re in­vis­i­ble. But that only makes them go for­ward. There’s some­thing that goes in their mouth too, to make them float. It’s like magic food, only it looks like rocks. Blue and green rocks. And they eat them up to make them go up in the sky, and they use their in­vis­i­ble wings.”

Mag­gie Heyler, five

“There’s this spe­cial magic dust. It’s yel­low. Santa buys it some­where. I think he doesn’t throw it at the rein­deer ev­ery day, just on Christ­mas Eve. They like it when he does be­cause they like to fly and go really high.”

Nathan Allen, five

Olivia Wamboldt, six


Lily Walsh, five

“I think it’s magic dust. It’s blue in a brown bot­tle. They make it in the win­ter snow that’s at the North Pole.”

Abby Davies, five

“Santa gives them some­thing, I think it’s in the jin­gle bells they wear.”

Reuben Stet­tler, five

“Sparkles, spe­cial sparkles, they’re magic. They get it from the North Pole store. The elves make it.”

Jen­nifer Vardy Lit­tle

Ju­lia Schofield’s Pri­mary class at Gaspereau Ele­men­tary helped solve some of the mys­ter­ies of Christ­mas.

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