Kid gets apology letter from thief after drunken reindeer display theft

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This Grinch may have stole Christmas, but at least they were somewhat apologetic about it.

9-year-old Chiara Velardi from Sydney, Australia, woke up to find her much loved light-up reindeer stolen from her front lawn, reported 7 News

It turned out a carload of thieves had stopped by the house and nicked the display, which was all caught on CCTV camera. But just like Scrooge — they soon saw the light. So to speak.

While relatively inexpensive at A$75 (US$55), the four-year-old reindeer display had sentimental value to the family. It had been there for half of the Christmases of young Velardi’s life, and the family was considering ending their displays due to the theft. Read more…

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Domino’s sadly gives up on reindeer pizza delivery plans for Christmas

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Those reindeer turned out to be a lot harder to train than Domino’s had anticipated.

The American pizza company announced on Thursday it was abandoning its plans to use reindeer to deliver pizzas in Japan for Christmas.

Domino’s had made a big announcement last week saying it was preparing a fleet of reindeer-pulled carriages to deliver pizzas over the holidays in wintry parts of Japan.

But in its latest statement [Japanese], the company has had to backtrack on this promise, saying it was “difficult to control” the reindeer. Read more…

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