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"It's a lot of fun to see faces light up and look at antlers in awe, big smiles on their faces" says David Pepper, whose family has owned Strickland Farm for over 100 years.
Santa only trusts a handful of people with his reindeer and Strickland Farm in White House Tennessee is one of the farms where some of Santa's most valuable helpers live!
"They stay with us all year till Christmas eve and then they disappear and after Christjmsa they come back" says Jill Swenson.
Strickland Farm has four reindeer from Santa's pulling sleigh. Comet, Vixon, Prancer and Blitzen live here. They also have several reindeer in training, like Blitzens baby "jingle", comets little sister "holly" and "snowflake", who helps teach the reindeer how to fly!
"We hear about reindeer and now it's coming live for kids. They understand what is actually gonna happen on Christmas eve when the reindeer fly above their house" says Melissa Fleming who visited Strickland Farm with her family.
In addition to seeing all the reindeer, you can pet them, have your picture made and even whisper your wish list into comet's ear!
"I want a Victorius hat," whispers 7 year old Bella Fleming.
"It's great to see them in books, see them on tv, but seeing them in life is another situation" says Bella's mom Melissa.
Another neat thing about the reindeer tour is it's an educational experience. For example did you know Reindeer shed their antlers every year. These we are showing you are comets from last year
Your visit to the farm also includes a tour, where you will step back in time and get a glimpse at what life was like on this over 100 year old farm!
"It's fantastic to watch just not magic of Christmas but interaction of generations as well" says Swenson.
A unique experience your entire family will never forget!
:It should be a family tradition you should come every year to see them" says Fleming.
Tours start at only $15. You can't just show up at the farm you do need to BOOK YOUR TOUR IN ADVANCE! To do that just visit their webpage
Wednesday, November 28 2012, 07:05 PM CST
Christian legal group complains about assignment
June 20, 2013 11:46 GMT
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) -- Columbia State Community College officials say they're investigating a professor's assignment about gay rights.
According to The Daily Herald a Christian legal group sent the college a letter about Professor Linda Brunton's psychology class assignment. The Alliance Defending Freedom said students complained to the group.
Some students objected to being told to wear a rainbow ribbon and make statements in support of gay rights. They were then to write a paper detailing discrimination they faced for their perceived support.
The legal group asked the college to investigate the assignment, discipline Brunton and order her to apologize to students.
Chris Sanders of the Tennessee Equality Project told The Tennessean the assignment was voluntary and is commonly used in psychology classes.
Brunton was unavailable for comment.
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