2016-12-07 / Front Page

The Story Of Santa’s Reindeer (The Other Eight)

Did you know that the reindeer driven by Santa Claus are the only known flying reindeer?

It’s true! Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen each obtain the ability to fly by eating magic corn that was given to Santa by a “great and wonderful wizard.”

Legend has it, that the magic corn strengthens the reindeer’s hooves threefold, allowing them to fly through the air as though they were racing on solid ground!

Santa’s reindeer (along with Rudolph) are able to pull a sleigh carrying 13,500 pounds of toys for an unlimited amount of time. Which explains how they manage to travel to each and every corner of the world each Christmas Eve.

Poor Donder. Over time, authors of various holiday tales have “reinvented” his name, changed it to “Donner,” without his approval.

The other reindeer are not pleased with this turn of events, and have in fact, come to refer to “Donner” as “the imposter.”

The reindeer hope the tale of the imposter will someday be written into history, so Donder can reclaim his former glory as an original member of Santa’s team.


                                                                                               –Liz Goff


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