Old pilot joke for the holidays: Santa is notified by the FAA that since he's never been rated to fly his aircraft, he needs to take a check ride with an examiner. After much arguing back and forth between the North Pole and Oklahoma City, Santa finally agrees (grudgingly) to apply for a rating in type (aircraft, multi-reindeer, snow).
As they're getting into the sleigh, Santa notices that the examiner has a shotgun on his lap. "What's that for," asks Santa?
"Well," the examiner answers reluctantly, "I'm really not supposed to tell you this, but you're going to lose one on takeoff…"