Are Dancer and Prancer Flying High On Mushrooms?

Flying reindeer are silhouetted against a full moon on a snowy night, while a young girl with a lantern looks up at the sight.
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When little children ask their parents why Santa’s reindeer can fly, they’re sometimes told it’s because they get fed “magical reindeer food.” These “magic mushrooms” apparently grow where Santa lives. Where on earth would a story like that come from?

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