REMEMBER THIS AT CHRISTMAS TIME …
According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, [editor note: October] usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa’s reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl. We should’ve known…
Only women would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost!
Santa’s Reindeer Lodge, North Pole – with Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer song and Santa email capabilities.
Santa Clause’ Reindeer (Wikipedia)Santa’s Reindeer Round-Up, Disneyland ParkThe Legendary Role of Reindeer in Christmas
History of Rudolph – Snopes/Urban Legends
Most Frequent Asked Questions About Santa’s Reindeer – Pet Care Tips website. Another place where claim that all the reindeer were females. Since Alaska Department of Fish and Game is the authorized site for information on reindeer, we can assume that it is correct that all the flying reindeer are not female, as mentioned above.
Dasher – The first reindeer and the right leader before Rudolph came.
Dancer – The second reindeer and the left leader before Rudolph was included. She is the graceful reindeer.
Prancer – The third reindeer and on the right in the second row. He is the most powerful reindeer.
Vixen – The fourth reindeer and on the left-hand side in the second row. She is beautiful, and also powerful like her companion, Prancer.
Comet – The fifth reindeer and on the right-hand side in the third row. He brings wonder and happiness to children when Santa flies over everyone’s houses.
Cupid – The sixth reindeer and on the right-hand side in the third row. She brings love and joy to children when Santa flies over everyone’s houses.
Donner – The seventh reindeer and on the left-hand side in the fourth row. His original name was Dunder, a variant of donder, meaning “thunder” in Dutch.
Blitzen – The eighth reindeer and on the left-hand side in the fourth row. Though female, she is portrayed as a male in American culture. Her original name is Blixem. She is known as the lightning reindeer because the word ‘Blitz’ is German for lightning, as is Bliksem, her original name, in Dutch.