The reindeer came to me and asked what quarantine meant and I explained it to them. Mrs. Claus, by now, was getting very miffed at me so I said we'd talk later and she just stared at me. The reindeer said the signs were off the village and the gathering place but were still up on the stables. They wanted to know if that meant they could go back into those places and I said yes. Mrs. Clause asked me later how long I was going to allow this foolishness to go on and I just said until tomorrow. We ate dinner in silence so I told her. After dinner was cleaned up she started making vegetable trays, cookies, cakes, pies and sandwiches. She hummed and sang all night long.