Their names come from the Dutch words for thunder and lightning respectively. In recent years, it has also been pointed out that all of the reindeer must be female as the males lose their antlers in the winter. Any reindeer that still has its antlers come Christmas time is most likely a girl. The story was designed as a colouring book for the store to hand out to customers during the festive period, and 2.
It was written in the same metre as the original poem, acting as a continuation of the same story. It has since been adapted into other animated forms several more times. Over the years, countless songs, movies and TV shows have joined in the reindeer games by adding new characters to the sleigh-pulling squad. Sesame Street featured a reindeer-in-training called Lightning while Winnie the Pooh gave Vixen a husband named Frosty and a daughter called Hollie.
Rudolph has variously had a son called Robbie and a little brother named Rustie, a rival named Scratcher and a girlfriend called Clarice. Log In. Contact us Sign up for newsletters. How many reindeer does Santa have? Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. December Learn how and when to remove this template message.
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In traditional festive legend and popular culture, Santa Claus's reindeer are said to pull a sleigh through the night sky to help Santa Claus deliver gifts. Santa Claus Reindeer: reindeer rides & safaris in Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Lapland. Northern Lights & reindeer safaris at Arctic Circle in Finland. Santa has a total of nine reindeer. Their names are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and, of course, Rudolph.