Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Comet, Rudolph, Cupid, Vixen, Donner and Blitzen! Spot the rogue deer? Here’s a clue… his jolly red nose gives him away.
Santa’s first team appeared in 1823 dashing away in the classic poem “A visit from St. Nicholas” better known as “The Night before Christmas” attributed to Clement Clark Moore.
Rudolph wasn’t part of Santa’s team until 1939 and was created by Robert L. May an advertising executive, and famously put to music by Johnny Marks in 1949. Now, he is, of course, the most famous of all of the antlered helpers!
To find out more even more interesting facts about Christmas, delve into “What is Myrrh Anyway”