I rarely stray off topic, but since it’s Christmas Eve I thought I would offer some advice that could come in handy, especially tonight.
Following are some tips on how to fend off a charging reindeer:
Stand your ground.
(Most reindeer will run around a standing person.)
Watch for front-leg kicking.
(Agitated reindeer tend to kick out with front hooves.)
Watch for antler display.
(Males typically display antlers before goring.)
Back up slowly.
(Don’t make sudden movements.)
Don’t raise your arms over your head.
(Bulls can interpret this as a challenge.)
If the reindeer attempts to gore you, grab its antlers.
(Try to steer it away from you.)
Move to the side quickly as you release the antlers.
(Maybe the reindeer will simply move away.)
Call for help.
(But not too loudly.)
The Armchair Golfer
Source: The WORST-CASE SCENARIO Survival Handbook: Holidays