How many reindeer does Santa have and what are their names?

Rudolph with his red nose may be the most famous reindeer of them all but legend has it that Santa Claus has many more to help him pull his sleigh all around the world at Christmas time.

The idea of Father Christmas being aided by multiple reindeer to deliver presents to children comes from the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas”, which was written in 1823. Written by Clement Clarke Moore the poem, which is more commonly known as The Night Before Christmas because of its first line, describes the reindeer landing on the lawn outside a house ‘with a clatter’ and the ‘prancing and pawing of each little hoof’. It is also one of the first times that the reindeer are named…


In A Visit from St. Nicholas, Santa Claus has eight reindeer who are named Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen.

Santa addresses them by name in the poem saying: ‘Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donder and Blixen!


To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall! Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!’ Rudolph, Santa’s famous ninth reindeer, wasn’t introduced to the sleigh pulling team until 1939, when Chicago-based copywriter Robert L. May wrote the well-known song Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and it became a popular festive tune.

Now the names are set to the ones we are know and love!

Santas Favourite Popcorn!!!!

INGREDIENTS:
– 2/3 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
– 2 cups granulated sugar
– 2/3 cup half and half
– 1 Tbsp light corn syrup
– 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla
– 6 drops red food coloring (or any other color you’d like)

PROCEDURE:
Pop popcorn into a large bowl according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Pour popped popcorn into two very large mixing bowls, set aside.

In a large saucepan whisk together sugar, half and half, corn syrup and salt. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved.

Heat mixture to 232 degrees, stirring occasionally. Immediately remove from heat and pour in vanilla and food coloring. Drizzle mixture over popped popcorn.

Gently stir popcorn until mixture is evenly coated and coating begins to dry (you’ll notice the popcorn kernels separating).

Pour mixture onto waxed paper and allow to dry for about 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container

Will Santa Make Christmas?!

Doctors warn Santa at risk…..

Christmas 2020 will be unlike any other, but good boys and girls can rest assured that Santa Claus will still visit after he has been given the all clear by the doctor to fly across the world to deliver all the presents.

Professor Emer Shelley, the dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, said travel restrictions would not apply to Father Christmas and he can visit as usual, even if people have to have smaller family gatherings.

“Everybody is asleep when Santa Claus calls, so he’s not going to come across anybody when he travels all around the world from Lapland,” she told ITV’s Good Morning Britain programme.

“Secondly, he travels so quickly that even if a part of his entourage were to have the virus attached to them, there is no risk of transmitting the virus to anybody … so at least that’s some good news on the public health front.”

This will come as very good news to every child across the world who will be awaiting his visit come Christmas Eve.

See you all soon !!

Santa is skipping Macy’s for the first time in 159 years

There will be no miracle on 34th Street this year. Santa Claus won’t be visiting any Macy’s stores in 2020, ending a 159-year holiday season tradition.

The department store’s tradition started in 1861, but Santa meet-and-greets won’t be happening this year because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, Macy’s (M)is creating an interactive virtual experience. “To replicate the magical experience of visiting Macy’s Santaland for children and their families, we will shift to a virtual engagement this year,” Susan Tercero, Macy’s vice president of Branded Entertainment, said in a press release.

It will be available online from November 27 to December 24.Macy’s will limit the number of children who can participate: up to three can take part in the customized experience at one time, the company said.The experience starts with a greeting from virtual elves who lead the way through Santa’s village and workshop, stopping to see the sights and play interactive games.

At the end, kids will meet Santa through an interactive video, where they’ll be able to share their holiday wish list and take a selfie, which families can download immediately, with Santa.Even though Macy’s won’t host Santa in person this year, some malls are still participating in real-life Santa visits. Brookfield Properties, a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) Property Partners and the second-largest mall operator in the country, said Santa will be in 134 of its more than 150 malls. But Santa will remain behind plexiglass

“Santa is an important holiday tradition for many families but we are looking to pivot the experience for safety,” Rocell Viniard, the director of portfolio marketing with Brookfield Properties, said. The “touchless experience” with Santa will be like “a drive-up window type of scenario,” said Rocell Viniard, the director of portfolio marketing with Brookfield Properties.Santa will wear a mask in states with a mask mandate, and guests will be required to do the same.

In states with no mask requirement, Santa can wear a mask if he wants to, she said.Macy’s isn’t getting rid of Santa completely this year. He’ll still be a star of the department store’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. But even the parade will look different

In September, Macy’s announced that it’s shifting the event to a “television-only special presentation” this year, forgoing the traditional 2.5-mile New York City route and reducing the number of parade participants by 75%. And the 80 to 100 handlers that normally walk the balloons will be replaced by special vehicles.