See Andrew Eddy’s ‘Why Do Reindeers Fly?’ So many unanswerable questions as Americans watch this miserable year come to a close. Like our Congressmen we carve out of this year’s calendar one extra holiday day, because we need some peace. But hope springs eternal: perhaps this slightly longer hiatus from the smog of badness will clear people’s heads. Reindeers fly because we believe they do, or want to believe they do, or pretend that they do, and whether they do or not is as innocent as an unremembered smile and at least until now one of the most precious pieces of my childhood. The horror of my world today is that Fox News has kidnapped that innocent childhood memory and treats life and death as simply as the flight of reindeers, and the terror is that so many believe them.