The names of Santa's reindeer are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen,Comet, Cupid, Donder (or Donner), and Blitzen. They are based on those used in the 1823 poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, arguably the basis of reindeer's popularity as Christmas symbols, where Donner and Blitzen were originally called Dunder and Blixem respectively.
The subsequent popularity of the Christmas song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has led to Rudolph often joining the list.
So, my furry friends, that totals NINE reindeer! Of COURSE Rudolph must be included!
Now we have to admit these were White Tail deer, not reindeer, but surely it cannot be a mere coincidence that 3 days before Christmas they were hurrying through our yard!Make of it what you wish, but tomorrow morning we are looking for a man in a red suit!