Back in 1823, the poem “A Visit from Saint Nicholas”, also known as “Twas the Night before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore referred to eight reindeer:
“now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now Prancer and Vixen! On Comet! On Cupid! On Donder and Blixem!”
Santa originally had eight reindeer, but then in 1939 the most famous Reindeer of all, Rudolph came to help.
All of the nine have different personalities and each reindeer is instrumental in ensuring children across the globe are kept happy.
Dasher is Santa’s fastest reindeer, Prancer is a very loyal reindeer and is often found in the factory with the elves prancing around with them, Vixen loves to show off his magic tricks, Comet loves to play games with children, Cupid is the affectionate reindeer who carries mistletoe, Donner loves to sing, Blitzen is a fast and playful reindeer and Rudolph i Santa’s guiding light.