In the original poem about St Nick (Santa) in his sleigh pulled by reindeer, there were eight reindeer names. After that, the story of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer became known as well. Thus Santa is known for having 9 magical reindeer puling his sleigh.
Santa’s reindeer names
For anyone else trying to remember Santa’s reindeer names to tell the kids or win Trivial Pursuit here they are:
- and, of course, Rudolph
Many other reindeer…
But I also heard that it would take more than 214,000 reindeer to pull a sleigh of 333,333 tons (based on one soft toy per child I think it was). Now, there is no way I’m going to list out 214,000 reindeer names, even if I had a hope of knowing them all!
Of course, whoever did those calculations didn’t factor in the magic of Santa or the white boomers so the 9 names above are enough for me!
I’m looking forward to my children reading Santa letters soon! They loved last year’s, and even my husband liked them (and he’s not keen on Santa at all)!