Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus
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When people hear reindeer, naturally they think of Rudolph and Santa. With the scientific name Rangifer tarandus, reindeer are actually the same species as the caribou, both being acceptable names. Questions about reindeers, their habits and habitats should be placed here.

Asked in Santa Claus, Reindeer, Christmas Music

What are the names of Santa's reindeer?

The most well-known names for the reindeer pulling Santa Claus' sleigh come from two sources. The names are: Dasher Dancer Prancer Vixen Comet Cupid Donner Blitzen Rudolf All but the last name come from the poem: 'Twas the Night before Christmas, commonly credited to Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863). It was actually written in 1807 by Major Henry Livingston, Jr. (1748-1828) with the title Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas. The names "Donner" and "Blitzen" were changed by Moore from "Dunder" and "Blixem." (See the related link for information on this poem's...
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How many reindeer does Santa Claus have?

According to popular culture, Santa Claus has 9 reindeer: Dasher Dancer Prancer Vixen Comet Cupid Donner Blitzen Rudolph 8...
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What were all the character names in Rudolph the red nosed reindeer?

sam the snowman,rudolph,yukon cornelius,santa claus,donner,clarice,charlie-in-the-box,head elf,the doll,mrs.donner,abominable snowman ...
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Who is Santa's biggest Reindeer called?

There are 8 reindeers that carry Santa's sleigh, 9 if you include Rudolf. All of them are the same size but if you listen to all the jingles and folk tales you'll hear that Rudolf was the extra reindeer, and the most special of them all. He was Santa's favourite and he led the reindeers to all destinations, so, in theory you could say Rudolf would be the answer to your question. ...
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What department store was Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer created to promote?

Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer, was copywrited by Robert May for Montgomery Ward in 1939. ...
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Who named Santa's reindeer?

The names of Santa's reindeer are from the poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas", more commonly known as "The Night Before Christmas," written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1823. It is also a legend that Billy Mays named the reindeer. God named Santa's reindeer _______________________________________________________ Umm... ok... Well, God did create everything but I think it was Santa. i mean, God doesn't name your dog or your cat. you do. God can't force you to name your dog Maxwell (well he could but I...
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What is Reindeer Sausage?

A type of sausage made of reindeer meat.
Asked in Mental Health, Pollution, Air Pollution, Reindeer

Could losing a much loved animal lead to mental problems in a teenager?

Usually a great pain or loss will uncover what is already fragmented underneath. It also depends on how the death is dealt with and how the grief is felt. I feel that the teen was probably rather senstive of nature before even the death of the beloved animal, And the death and loss has triggered an underlying core emptiness and pain. Sandplay therapy could be useful as well as letting the teen fully deal with all the grieving process with support by...
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What is the history of Santa's sleigh?

Here is a quote from a source about the origin of Santa's sleigh: "Between 1804 and 1821 Santa Claus becomes an elf fully dressed in fur (from pelznichol?, see below) in an arctic landscape with reindeer and sleigh, all miniaturized." The source is When you get to the web page Click {Edit}{Find on this page} and type in the word sleigh This will get you started on more of the history. Check out... this is what it says... Does NORAD...
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Which of Santa's reindeer is Rudolph's father?

Well, if you can believe the xmas TV show (the one with the Burl Ives smowman) then I believe Rudolph's dad is Donner. :-DD Actually, none of Santa's reindeer fathered Rudolph. Rudolph the Red-Nosed-Reindeer is a story written by Robert L. May for Montgomery Ward department stores. In the original story, Rudolph didn't even grow up in the "North Pole." He grew up in an "ordinary" reindeer village, born to regular reindeer. Santa happened upon Rudolph one foggy night, while delivering presents...
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Which one of Santa's reindeer was the last to join the sleigh pulling team?

Rudolph was the last to join the sleigh-pulling team, because when I read an old English version of The Night Before Christmas, there were only eight reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh. ...
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Are Santa's reindeer male or female?

To have the antlers at all and the size thereof that are often depicted in Christmas pictures, They're all female. And quite old ones at that, mothering age. You of course can believe whatever you want, but real male reindeer shed their antlers during the winter, while female reindeer keep them all year long. the female reindeers are does and they have no antlers the male reindeers have antlers Not necessarily. It seems more likely that the reindeer Santa uses are castrated males,...
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What are male baby reindeer called?

A reindeer is no different than a regular deer name wise. so it would be called a fawn. ...
Asked in Skiing, Freshwater Aquariums, Reindeer, Lungs

How should you take care of your downhill skis?

You always want to strive to keep the bottom of your skis as smooth as possible. Therefore, do NOT ski over rocks, dirt, or any debris. Never, never, never ski on or walk in your skis on pavement. You will get so many scratches and nicks on the bottom of your skis that you will practically ruin them. Skiing over rocks can create huge divots that are detrimental to your ski. You can fill this with a special carbon compound, but...
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What is the meaning of reindeer?

a reindeer is an arctic and subarctic-dwelling deer.
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What do each of Santa's reindeer names mean?

Answer While the names don't really "mean" anything, Moore did name them poetically to imply how special they were. In general, you can look at the names like this: Dasher, Comet, Cupid: Names that imply speed, quickness, and flight ["Cupid" has wings]. Dancer, Prancer, Vixen: Names that imply grace and nimbleness [a "vixen" in this sense is a female fox]. Donner and Blitzen: Originally "Dunder and Blixem," the Dutch words for "Thunder & Lightning," names that imply power and strength. So when Clement C. Moore named...
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Do reindeer really exist?

Yes, reindeer are real animals which naturally live in the Arctic, although they can now be found in many areas of the world. They cannot fly but they can be trained to pull a sleigh across the ground. In the US, reindeer are known as caribou. You can see more information about reindeer by clicking on the link in the Related links and sources section, below. ...
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What are the lyrics in Spanish for Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer?

Rudolph, el reno de nariz roja Tenía una nariz muy brillante. Y si alguna vez lo vi, incluso se podría decir que brilla. Todo el otro reno se reían y le llaman nombres. Nunca deje que los pobres Rudolph participar en cualquier juego del reno. A continuación, una brumosa noche de Navidad Santa vino a decir: "Rudolph con tu nariz tan brillante, No le guiará a mi esta noche trineo? " Entonces todo el reno lo amó que gritaba con alegría, Rudolph el reno de nariz roja, usted pasará a...
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Who did Rudolph like in the movie Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer?

♥û☺-♣♠•◘○ In the Rankin/Bass special, her name was Clarice. (CUH-LAIR-EESE) OR in the other one its Zoe (ZUH-OH) ...
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What order do the reindeer fly in after Rudolph at the front which two are next then who etc?

Generally, the order established by Clement C. Moore rules in these situations, with Rudolph hitched, alone, at the front of the line. So it would be something like this: Rudolph Dasher + Dancer Prancer + Vixen Comet + Cupid Dunder + Blixem Santa's sleigh Actually the order is correct, except spelling is incorrect. Dunder= Donner; Blixem=Blitzen ...