In the opening sequence of the 1988 film Scrooged, there’s a trailer for a movie called “The Night the Reindeer Died.” In this fictitious made-for-TV movie, Santa’s workshop is attacked by machine-gun-wielding terrorists. Amid heavy artillery fire, Mrs. Claus races to the gun locker to hand out heavy weapons to the elves. Suddenly, Lee Majors, the Six Million Dollar Man, rides up on a snowmobile.
As the bullets fly, Majors asks Santa, “Is there a back way out of this place?”
Kris Kringle responds, “Of course there is, Lee, but this is one Santa who’s going out the front door.”
Majors nods silently …