Why are rein­deer as­so­ci­ated with Fa­ther Christ­mas?

History Revealed - - Q & A -

What would jolly Saint Nick do without his rein­deer? It was as late as 1821 that us mor­tals learned of his trusted sleigh-pulling friends, and this fact was com­mit­ted to paper in the 1821 poem Old San­te­claus with Much De­light, though the per­son who did so is un­known.

Two years later, their names were jot­ted down in the peren­nial favourite The Night Be­fore Christ­mas – all ex­cept Ru­dolph, who had to wait un­til 1939 for his time to shine.

DEER FRIENDS Rein­deer only fly when you’re not look­ing

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