Which Of These Reindeer Does Not Belong To Santa Claus?
The correct answer is: A! Santa Claus’s reindeer are, Dancer, Dasher, Prancer, Vixen, Donner, Cupid, Blitzen and Rudolph. Sadly, Masher never made it on the team. Believe it or not, Rudolph almost didn’t make the team either. The only reason Rudolph was able to join the group of reindeer was because the popularity of the song, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. The original reindeer names came from the 1823 poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas”.
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or simply Santa (Santy in Hiberno-English), is a legendary figure originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved (“good” or “nice”) children on Christmas Eve (24 December) and the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December). The modern Santa Claus grew out of traditions surrounding the historical Saint Nicholas, a fourth-century Greek bishop and gift-giver of Myra, the British figure of Father Christmas and the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas (himself also based on Saint Nicholas). Some maintain Santa Claus also absorbed elements of the Germanic god Wodan, who was associated with the pagan midwinter event of Yule and led the Wild Hunt, a ghostly procession through the sky.