Christmas reindeer has a great implication in Christmas stories and events. Previously, it was believed that Father Christmas or Santa Clause resides in North Pole. However, during 1925 it was discovered that no reindeer is there in North Pole. Rather, a plenty of reindeer is seen in Lapland, Finland. Hence, reindeers are mostly prevalent around the secret village of Santa Clause.
Magical Reindeer Dust.
Christmas story says that Santa Clause and the elves invented a special magical potion, known as Magical Reindeer Dust, which enables reindeer to fly. This magical dust is sprayed over each of the reindeer. After that they start leaving for the Christmas Eve. When sprayed over the reindeer, it makes Christmas reindeer so magically stronger that it can fly around the world. Their flying speed is even very faster, which is nearly equal to Christmas light.
About Christmas Reindeer
There are 9 Christmas reindeers in total. Their names are Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Dancer, Dasher, Donder, Prancer, Vixen and Rudolph. Rudolph is the leader of the group. It was Clement Clark Moore who published the names of the 8 reindeers in one of his poems called ‘A visit from St. Nicholas’. The reindeers are nurtured by Wunorse Openslae. The sleigh of Santa Clause was also designed by him; the top performance of this sleigh was also assured by him.
Significance of Christmas Reindeer
Reindeer is a royal animal. Both male reindeers and female reindeers look very sophisticated. They are very intelligent and can be easily tamed. During Christmas, kids love to touch their nose to make their special wishes. In the Christmas time and other times also, people love to feed them with lichen. There is a legend flying in the air, which says that all reindeers of Father Christmas are female. It is assumed because of their staying with Santa so late during the cold winter season.
Different types of Christmas Reindeer
You may have a wide range of varieties. You can avail Christmas reindeer in greetings card format. That is, you may send greetings card to your loved ones wishing for a prosperous Christmas Eve with full of happiness. You can also buy posters on which Christmas reindeer and Santa in sleigh is illustrated. You may also buy sculpture of Santa with Christmas reindeer. If you are truly proud of your own talent, you may try creating your own and make this Christmas really memorable for every near and dear ones.
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In keeping with the tradition of Christmas, children every year all over the world expect to see Santa Claus riding across the sky in a reindeer sledge, bringing them presents. Every shop has a picture of Santa or Santa with his reindeer right on the shops’ glass door and Santa and his reindeer have come to symbolize Christmas time everywhere.
The story behind Santa’s reindeer began with Clement Clarke’s poem in which he mentions that Santa has eight reindeers who draws the sledge across the sky from the North Pole. The poem names these eight reindeer as Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen. The myth of Santa’s reindeer continues with the story of ‘Rudolf the red-nosed Reindeer’ written by Robert L May. Rudolf accompanies Santa Claus on foggy nights. Santa comes down the chimney of all the homes he wants to visit and then drops off presents into the stockings.
Santa Claus and Santa’s reindeer symbolize the spirit of Christmas season, which are kindness, goodness, compassion, sharing, joy and happiness for just yourself but all those around you. It is time to give to people and this is what children understand when they see pictures of Santa, his reindeers and the beautiful sledge full of Christmas presents.
If you are going to have a Christmas party where you are going to invite close family members and have a lot of kids around, having posters Santa and his reindeer will be a really good surprise for the kids. You can have someone dressed up as Santa and even if possible about eight people dressed up as reindeers because such things will only make the event happier for the children.
People are often seen to buy figure items of Santa Claus and his reindeers and use them as a way of decorating the home during Christmas time. This is a really great idea as it will simply illuminate your home on the joyous occasion of Christmas. You can find glass, porcelain or wood figurines of Santa Claus and his reindeer in many gift shops around Christmas time.