A sleigh pulled by 8 reindeer apparently capable of flight was shot down by F15's when the vehicle entered the White House's no-fly zone. When the Air Force attempted to contact the sleigh to warn it away, the pilot's cryptic response was "Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas!" The NSA has translated this to mean "God is Great! Death to infidels!"
Under intense interrogation the pilot has confessed to being Sharia Claus, the shadowy leader of the Scandinavian terror group, Elf Qaida. Sharia Claus was carrying a large bag of a unknown lumpy black substance. It is not known what the purpose of the substance was.