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What were Santas reindeers originally called?

What were Santas reindeers originally called?

An anonymous poem in a New York newspaper of 23 December, 1823 listed Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet and Cupid. `Dunder and Blixem’, not names, were an exhortation to the six to go faster like thunder and lightning.

What are the names of the 10 reindeers?

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Rudolph, and….

What do they call Santa in Germany?

Traditionally, Santa Claus, or Weihnachtsmann in German, does not drop down chimneys and deliver gifts the eve of Dec. 25 in Germany. Instead, the Christkind or Christkindl, an angel-like creature with blond hair and wings, brings gifts to families on the eve of Christmas.

What are Santa’s reindeers genders?

Based on their names, it’s often assumed that Santa’s reindeer are a mix of male and female but according to Live Science, that is not so. In fact, based on depictions of Santa’s reindeer herd, they are all female.

What was the original name of Santa’s reindeer?

Santa’s Reindeer Names. **Enter Rudolph in 1939 and then the song ‘Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer’ in 1949, where the two reindeer have since been referred to as Donner an Blitzen, German for ‘Thunder and Lightening’. This is now the most common referral to the original 8 reindeer names in modern times.

How many reindeer are in Santa’s sleigh?

Traditionally, Santa’s sleigh is pulled by 8 reindeer, as in the 1823 poem A Visit From St. Nicolas: ‘Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!’ Rudolph was introduced into the pack in 1939 in a famous story of stormy weather and heroism, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Who are the reindeer in Twas the night before Christmas?

According to Christmas tradition, the sleigh of Santa’s Claus is pulled by a team of nine reindeer. These reindeer are magical and they are able to fly. The reindeer (except Rudolph) are mentioned in the poem Twas the Night Before Christmas written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1823.

What are the names of all the reindeer?

Santa’s Reindeer Names 1 Dasher 2 Dancer 3 Prancer 4 Vixen 5 Comet 6 Cupid 7 Donner/Donder/Dunder 8 Blitzen/Blixem 9 Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer More

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