Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in town. She hides him in her barn and feeds him cookies, until she can return him to Santa. Her father finds him and decides to sell him to the butcher, not for venison chops, but as an advertising display. Written by
Something magical is about to happen.
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The holiday and reindeer aside, this story bears a strong resemblance to that of Pollyanna (1960). See more
From the "non-splintery" broken edges of the smashed deer-statue, it is clear that the statues are plastic, yet Jessica's friend states that they are made of wood. See more
Alright for you, Carol Wetherby! You're not my friend anymore!
What did I say?
That there was no Heaven!
What about my mother, then?
Referenced in Seinfeld: The Dog