Why are reindeer associated with Father Christmas?
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