I've got to say, these are some of the cutest "reindeer" that I've ever seen.  Two of my daughters are getting ready to be in the local play.  They've been working hard on their lines and the practices.  I think they're learning a lot from this new activity in their lives.  And they came upon it fortuitously.  

I volunteered to take photos for the theater company to help be supportive in my local community.  When I arrived to shoot the first shots, they asked the girls if they wanted to be in it.  That's all it took.

This has been a good experience for me, too.  Only after close inspection would one even notice that I've blanked out much of the background, including a person behind one of the reindeer.  All this was done using Aperture 2