Funny Christmas Reindeer Pictures

Funny Christmas Reindeer Pictures, Stories and Jokes Rudolph red nose reindeer picture

How many of Santa's reindeer can you name?  8, 9, or 10?

Did you know that 'Rein' is a the Scandinavian for the beast (Rangifer tarandus), and nothing to do with Santa's bridle.

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The Names of Santa's Reindeers  Reindeer Midnight - Santa Pictures

In addition to Rudolph, Santa has eight more reindeer who haul the sleigh the other names of Santa's reindeer are: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner (Dunder) and Blitzen (Blixhem).  The Christmas Reindeers' names can be traced to 'A Visit From St. Nicholas' by Clement Clarke Moore in 1822.

Santas Reindeers Names

In recent years there have been attempts to introduce new names for Santa's Reindeer, however, Olive and Fireball have not really caught children's imagination in the way that they love the rhythm of the names, Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, with Donner and Blitzen bringing up the rear.

What is the Name of Santa's 10th Reindeer?

9th Santa Reindeer - joker9th Santa Reindeer - joker

Joker did not keep his job very long.  Wrong name, wrong place.

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Christmas Reindeer Story

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female deer (Rangifer tarandus)  grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December.

Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.  Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

We should have known... ONLY women would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.  Above and to the right is our favourite reindeer picture.

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The Good Old Days - Christmas Reindeer Doing Their Job

more Bambi than reindeer

The above pair of deer seem more Bambi than reindeer, however this funny reindeer picture captures the magic of Christmas.

Santa's Reindeer Not Up To Pulling Sleigh

Snow Scenes

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Born to Sleigh!

What do reindeer always say before telling you a joke?
This one will 'sleigh' you!

Born to Sleigh

The Answer to Santa's Prayers

Santa's car sleigh

Drunken Reindeer Frightens School Pupils Drunken Reindeer

Pupils at a school in Sweden are being terrorised by a drunken deer (Rangifer tarandus).  Police say the animal has probably been eating fermented apples in a garden, reports Sky News.

Jan Caiman, a police officer in Molndal, said, 'That could be the problem. We could be dealing with a boozy Reindeer'. Reindeer can weigh as much as 1,100 lb and personnel at the school described the erratic male as 'completely mad'.  The receptionist at the school, near Molndal, in the south of the country, told the Gothenburg Post, 'The children are really scared'.  Police have contacted hunters and said that if the animal does not sober up and calm down, it could be shot.

Addendum
Juho Kyntäjä from Finland points out the deer in this otherwise true story are not reindeer but elk.  Reindeer being smaller than the size reported here, and more importantly, reindeer don't venture this far south.

Footnote:
We know some places where they call these beasts Raindeer

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

A Russian couple were strolling down the street in Moscow, when the husband felt a drop hit his nose. 'I think it's starting to rain,' he said to his wife.

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'I don't think so, it felt more like snow to me,' she replied.

'No, I'm sure it was just rain, he said.' Well, as these things go, they were about to have a major argument about whether it was raining or snowing. Just then they saw a minor communist party official walking toward them. 'Let's not fight about it,' the man said, 'let's ask Comrade Rudolph whether it's officially raining or snowing.'

As the official approached, the husband stopped him and asked, 'Tell us, Comrade Rudolph, is it officially raining or snowing?'

'It's raining, of course,' he answered and walked on. But the woman insisted: 'I know that felt like snow!' To which the man quietly replied: 'Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear!'   See more on Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

 

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