From a Dec 13 recommendation by Angel Topper, Santa’s Sleigh Operations HQ:
Santa’s Belief-O-Meter is fluctuating wildly these days; if not stabilized before Christmas, Santa’s Ride cannot be allowed to take place. An interruption in the operation of the sleigh caused by such intense belief swings would be too dangerous for Santa.
In the event of Santa’s grounding, three Sleigh Operations elves (the minimum required to operate the Sleigh in Claus-less mode) stand ready to make the Ride.
The big question is: Why’s the Belief-O-Meter going crazy all of a sudden? Have requested more info from SBI, but Mr. Elvis has not yet responded.
Recommend reactivating Sleigh Intelligence Agency operatives to determine root cause of BOM threat.