December 15, 2015

Reindeer and Old Saint Nick

According to lore, Santa is able to deliver presents to children around the world with help from his magic flying reindeer.  There are nine that we know of and that are named.

In 1823, Clement C. Moore provided the names of eight of those reindeer.  Can you name them?

In 1939, Robert L. May shed light on the name of the ninth reindeer and his infamous red nose!  Can you name him?

From the Oshawa Community Archives

From the Oshawa Community Archives


 

 

*In case you didn’t know, they are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen, and Rudolph.  The origin of flying reindeer is believed to be the imagination of Moore, and May expanded on the myth when he wrote Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

 

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