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by Elf Candice Cane
with help from Elf James and Elf Samantha.
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Rudolph is harnessed by himself in front of Dasher & Dancer.
Yes, Rudolph really does have a red nose. It doesn't look very bright in this picture, but when it gets completely dark, it really is very bright. Rudolph even has a special stall in the barn that is lined with black cloth to keep his red nose from keeping everyone awake at night.
By the way, it is only completely dark at the North Pole for about 11 weeks from October 25th to January 29th.
Here is a fuzzy photo of Santa taking the 9 reindeer out for an
exercise flight. The photo is fuzzy because they were
flying to fast for the camera.
Dasher & Dancer are harnessed behind Rudolph.
Dasher is the fastest reindeer in the herd. That's why he is always out in front. When all the others start slowing down, Dasher keeps us going fast.
Dancer is like a great ballet dancer or an Olympic gymnast. When he lands he plants all four hooves and never bounces, slips or slides. That's important when we are trying to land on a small or icy roof.
Prancer & Vixen are harnessed behind Dasher & Dancer.
Prancer just loves to prance around -
One meaning for the word "Vixen" is "a cute little girl" and that's Vixen. She is just darling and cute. She is also the smallest reindeer in the team. Of course, being a reindeer, she is still pretty big and strong.
Comet & Cupid are harnessed behind Prancer & Vixen.
Comet is named for the comets that race across the sky. She is almost as fast as Dasher and so she is in the middle of the team to help keep our speed up.
Cupid is our "Love" reindeer. She just loves everybody. AND she likes
As you can see in the picture, she has a large, beautiful set of antlers.
Can you imagine what happens when you snuggle with a 450 pound reindeer with a full set of antlers?
Those antlers have snagged and ruined many sweaters and coats. But everyone loves her anyway.
Donder & Blitzen are harnessed behind Comet & Cupid, right in front of Santa in the sleigh.
Donder and Blitzen's names come from Holland and mean "Thunder" and "Lightening".
They are two of the biggest reindeer you've ever seen. And are they very strong. That's why they are always the last two reindeer in the team.
When the other reindeer get tired, Donder and Blitzen are still going strong and helping us deliver all of the presents on time.
By the way, sometime you will see Donder's name spelled "Donner". That's okay. he comes when you call either name, especially if you are calling him to come eat.
Here are pictures of the reindeer Santa uses every Christmas Eve.
Use the green arrows to show the next set of pictures.