The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Santa's Reindeer

What Are The Names of The Reindeer That Pull Santa's Sleigh?

Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donder, Blitzen, Cupid and Comet.


Are Santa's Reindeer Male or Female?

Male reindeer generally shed their antlers long before December 25, whereas the females retain theirs until at least January. The reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh are always show as having antlers, so Santa's reindeer must all be females.

A hard look at the evidence suggests that at least some of Santa's reindeer were females (the ones giving the directions, no doubt), some may have been young bulls, and some may have been neutered males.

Santa also has special bulls (males) which are used for breeding purposes. These reindeer are not used for flying the sleigh, only for breeding.

Do Santa's Reindeer Live At The North Pole?

Only part of the year does Santa Claus live at the North Pole. In 1925 it was discovered that  there are no reindeer in the North Pole. But there are 
lots in Lapland, Finland. So today we know that the 
reindeer live around the secret village of Santa Claus 
and the elves (their summer home) somewhere on the Korvatunturi mountain in  the Savukoski county of Lapland, Finland, which is on  the Finnish-Russian border.

What Makes Santa's Reindeer Fly?

Long ago, Santa Claus and the elves discovered the special formula of Magical Reindeer Dust which make them fly. This dust is sprinkled on each of the reindeer shortly before they leave on Christmas eve. It gives them enough magic to fly right around the world. They can fly very fast: at about the speed of a Christmas

The Reindeer driven by Santa Claus are the only known flying Reindeer in existence. Besides the Magic Dust, Santa's reindeer are fed a "special" diet throughout the year which helps give them the power of flight.

This magic corn is given to Santa Claus by a great and 
wonderful unknown wizard. Through this magic corn, the strength of the Reindeer is increased threefold, their stamina increased to infinity and their hooves can manipulate the air as though it were solid ground.

What Can I Put Out For Santa's Reindeer To Eat?

Magic Reindeer Food 

1/2 c. dry oatmeal
1/3 c. sparkly, colored sugar
1 heartful of Christmas hope

Mix ingredients together. On Christmas Eve sprinkle all over your lawn. The colored sugar will shine in the moonlight and lead Santa to your house before dawn. The smell of the oats will guide the reindeer directly to your rooftop. The Christmas hope in the magic reindeer food guarantees dear Santa will stop. 


What Are The Words To "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer"?

"You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, and Donder and Blitzen,

But do you recall The most famous reindeer of all?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose,
And if you ever saw it,
You could even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names;
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games

Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"
Then how the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee,
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,
You'll go down in history. "


Are Reindeer Really Deer?

Yes they are. Reindeer are a species of deer located 
in the Arctic regions of the world. 

The largest Reindeer can reach up to four feet high at
the shoulder and weigh as much as 250 pounds. It is believed that there are no longer any wild Reindeer, the entire species seeming to have been domesticated. Each Reindeer can pull up to twice its own weight, making it an ideal animal for pulling a sleigh loaded
down with any amount of cargo.

Thus, nine Reindeer would be able to pull a sleigh with 13,500 pounds of toys for an unlimited amount  of time.

How Can Santa Deliver Presents to Everybody In One Night

With the reindeer traveling at the speed of Christmas Light, Santa can come and go in the "twinkling of an eye."  He doesn't need to fill his sleigh with toys for
every single boy and girl in the world all at once,
it's really easy for him to make several trips back to
his Toyshop to pick up as many loads as necessary.

The Elves have his toy sacks sorted and ready to 
pack onto the sleigh when it arrives back, so the 
exchange happens within seconds to get Santa back on
his way.

New information recently revealed, leads us to believe 
that Santa has "secret" hiding places located at strategic  places around the world, so he can instantly pick up a  new load of toys easily and quickly.

Perhaps one of those "secret" hiding places is located
very close to your house?

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