The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan BrettLittle Teeka thought she had to be firm with the reindeer to get them ready for Santas important flight, but when her bossy yelling only got their antlerstangled up, she knew she had to try something different.Beautifully conceived and finely wrought. -- Booklist (starred review)Bretts precise, glowing illustrations, drawing on Swedish folk art, make this a beguiling Advent calendar of a book. -- Kirkus ReviewsAA? sweet Christmas fantasy that shows Brett at her best. -- Publishers WeeklyThis tale with its humorous close-ups of stubborn reindeer and a sharp child protagonist should prove popular at story hours. -- School Library Journal
All Santa's Reindeer
How many reindeer does Santa have and what are their names?
We all know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. We know Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. And, yeah, we know Rudolph. The roots of Santa's mystical flying chauffeurs date back nearly two centuries, to a poem that first appeared in Upstate New York. Their names have evolved, as have some of their attributes. Here's a brief history of Santa's eight reindeer and dozens of others :. More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name.
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Christmas must be tackled each year with an appropriate amount of cheer matched with an equally impressive stack of Christmas trivia. Although you think you may be drawing a blank when it comes to the prancing magical creatures names, you will probably be singing them when you finishing reading. However the surge in popularity of the song Rudolph The Red Nosed-Reindeer in resulted in Rudolph joining the group and bringing the pack to nine. Donner is also known as Dunder and Donder depending on the country and how you spell it, Blitzen can also be called Blixen or Blixem. The names Donner and Blitzen derive from the dutch words for thunder Donner and lightning Biltzen. The Night Before Christmas was written by Clement Moore in the 19th century and has truly stood the test of time as the poem and the names of the reindeer are still used today.
In traditional festive legend, Santa Claus's reindeer pull a sleigh through the night sky to help Santa Claus deliver gifts to children on Christmas Eve. They are based on those used in the poem " A Visit from St. The enduring popularity of the Christmas song " Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer " has led to Rudolph often joining the list, bringing the number of Santa Claus's reindeer up to nine. The names Dunder and Blixem derive from Dutch words for thunder and lightning , respectively, or German for some other spellings. The first reference to Santa's sleigh being pulled by a reindeer appears in " Old Santeclaus with Much Delight ", an illustrated children's poem published in New York in The poem by Clement C.