West Allis Fire Department rescues Santa from chimney

The West Allis Fire Department rescued one of the holiday season's most iconic characters from a familiar place on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.

According to a Facebook post from the department, they received a call about some "unattended reindeer" on a West Allis roof.

When they got there, the department said they found Santa himself stuck in a chimney. Workers freed him and he was able to get back to business -- Christmas deliveries.

The department said Santa was no "worse for the wear" and gave his reindeer a few streets before heading off to complete his night's work.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Get breaking news alerts in the FOX6 News app for iOS or Android.

Santa shares Christmas message ahead of annual flight

This year hasn't always been cheerful, but Santa Claus has a message of joy and happiness as 2020 nears its end.