we've figured out why the youngest child did not get her 20,000 acre ranch from Santa this year...
The middle child accounted for it quite well,
"Santa got run over by his reindeer, taking off from my roof Christmas Eve. I know some people have had their doubts about Santa, and now there's no point for them to beleive..."
She is sorry about it, but that's not consoling to the youngest child who now lacks land.