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Did you know that 'Rein' is a the Scandinavian for the beast (Rangifer tarandus), and nothing to do with Santa's bridle.

The Names of Santa's Reindeers  [pic]

In addition to Rudolph,Santa has eight more reindeer who haul the sleigh the other names of Santa's reindeer are: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner (Dunder) and Blitzen (Blixhem).  The Christmas Reindeers'names can be traced to 'A Visit From St. Nicholas' by Clement Clarke Moore in 1822.


In recent years there have been attempts to introduce new names for Santa's Reindeer, however,Olive and Fireball have not really caught children's imagination in the way that they love the rhythm of the names, Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, with Donner and Blitzenbringing up the rear.

What is the Name of Santa's 10th Reindeer?


Joker did not keep his job very long.  Wrong name, wrong place.

More Funny Xmas Reindeer Pictures[pic][pic]
Christmas Reindeer Story

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female deer (Rangifer tarandus)  grow antlers in the summer each year, malereindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December.

Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.  Therefore, accordingto EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

We should have known... ONLY women would be able to drag a fat manin a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.  Above and to the right is our favourite reindeer picture.

See more about Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

[pic]Are The Days Numbered for Santa's Reindeer?[pic]

The Good Old Days - Christmas Reindeer Doing Their Job


The above pair of deer seem more Bambi than reindeer, however this...