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


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