Big Question: Are the Reindeer Boys or Girls? 1

1126Many of you have sent us this question. It is worthy of a straight answer.

According to Elf Victor, Santa has both boy reindeer and girl reindeer. They all have talents and they all have a part to play during Operation Merry Christmas. Santa doesn’t know how many reindeer he actually has — thousands and thousands of them. But the question comes up all the time about Santa’s A-team of reindeer. That I can answer:

Dasher is a boy. One of Santa’s oldest reindeer, Dasher is known for both blazing speed and stamina.

Dancer is a girl. She is very nimble and often when Santa get stuck in snow or mud it is Dancer who can help lead the team out of the mess.

Prancer is a girl. She is Dancer’s sister, in fact. Prancer, as her name might suggest, is an expert runner. She flies well but she does very, very well on the ground, too.

Vixen is a girl. She’s all girl. She loves to wear bows, even when she flies.

Comet is a boy and he is extremely fast. He has thick legs and muscles all over his body. He is so strong that sometimes Santa takes him on trips all by himself.

Cupid is a girl. She is a real sweetheart. She loves to sing when she flies.

Donner is a boy. He’s Rudolph’s father, as you know, and he is the leader among all the reindeer.

Blitzen is a boy. Known as the quiet one, Blitzen is the reindeer who never wants to stop working or take a rest. Santa just loves him.

Rudolph is a boy, of course. Famous for his nose, Santa wishes he was known more for his eagerness to serve. Rudolph never gives up.

My staff is combing through all of your emailed questions. Feel free to send us more. We can’t answer everything but we will get to the most common questions asked of us as we count down the hours to Santa’s launch.

Elf Ernest

Big Question: Are the Reindeer Boys or Girls? 2 pre-launch

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    abi says:

    there are four dancer prancer vixen and cupid

    Dancer is a girl. She is very nimble and often when Santa get stuck in snow or mud it is Dancer who can help lead the team out of the mess.

    Prancer is a girl. She is Dancer’s sister, in fact. Prancer, as her name might suggest, is an expert runner. She flies well but she does very, very well on the ground, too.

    Vixen is a girl. She’s all girl. She loves to wear bows, even when she flies.

    Cupid is a girl. She is a real sweetheart. She loves to sing when she flies.

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    Brian M. De Pau says:

    This one is hard to answer directly, Olive can be either a boy or a girl reindeer. It depends upon what you want it to be. Boy and or a Girl

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    Brian M. De Pau says:

    Yes it can, but also who would doubt Comet is a boy reindeers name too. Kind of an odd name for a reindeer, either way, Santa picked first!

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    Charlotte says:

    Yes I have a a question elf Ernest. I love dancer and her sister prancer I would love to see them on Christmas please. Xoxo Charlotte

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    Amanda southall says:

    My favorite raindeer is vixen and prancer and Rudolph of course even though I’m 29 years old I still love Santa xoxo Amanda

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    John D Williams says:

    May I use this story on my SantaMontana aka SClaus website and Facebook if I give you all the credits. Thank you

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    Pam & Roger says:

    If they have antlers they’re girls. By Christmas the boys have shed theirs to grow a new set. The girls keep theirs to defend their young.

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    Kathleen Haile says:

    Hi I just got a wooden Reindeer from a secret Santa and I need to give him a name? What would be a great name for Reindeer in Southern Utah USA?

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    Kathleen Haile says:

    There is a story about this. If you read the story if the original time that the 8 reindeer it explains that the original name was Blixen, then the story had revisions and the name was changed to Blizen, then changed once again to Blitzen. The same similar thing happened to Donner!

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    Dharla says:

    A friend once corrected me on Donner’s name. She said it was actually Donder. Did she know what she was talking about?

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    Grace says:

    I always wondered about if the reindeer are boy or girl because I have a cupid stuffy now I know she’s a girl.

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