Santa's reindeer will be hungry when they get to your house. While Santa's inside eating the cookie and milk you left him, the reindeer will be waiting outside. How about leaving them some reindeer food?
Can you name Santa's 8 (eight) original reindeer? First try then click here for the answer.
Reindeer BlackDog by Dean Bagley
Names of Santa's Original Reindeer
DASHERAlthough he's a good friend of Santa's, Rudolph was not one of the original reindeer. He came later with the popular Christmas song, "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer." You can read about the original reindeer in the famous Christmas story, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" here at BlackDog.
Why does Donner (a/k/a Donder) have an alias? There's a very big controversy on the correct spelling of this reindeer's name. For the first few years this page was up, BlackDog received between 5 and 25 emails each day about it, but nobody came up with the definitive answer. So, Donder (a/k/a Donner) will be forever known on BlackDog with that a/k/a beside his name.
A little more information just in. . . . "Blitz" means lightning in German. "Blitzen" is the verb form of "Blitz." "Donner" means thunder in German. "Donder" is the Dutch word for thunder.
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