Reindeer are cousins of caribou. They live in the northern stretches of Eurasia and North America. They stand about three and a half feet tall, weigh 300 pounds, and can run 15 miles an hour. Only nine of them have been known to fly. And here’s a little-known fact: males drop their antlers before winter, while females keep theirs.
Think about it. Do you get our point? Just one more second, it’ll come to you…
Ah, right. Santa’s got an all-girl team working for him! Sure, you could have expected Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen to be ladies, but Comet, Cupid, Donner (which means “Thunder” in German), and Blitzen (“Lighting”)? Pretty macho names for she-deer!
Now, the cynics will tell you that some younger bull reindeer will keep their antlers into the winter, at least until December 24, so part of the team could be young bachelors. But consider the case of Rudolph. A quick investigation reveals that his voice in the 1964 TV classic “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” was provided by none other than character actress Billie Rae Richards! Busted! Rudolph’s a girl too!
When you think about it, it makes sense. Who else but nine women could pull a fat guy clear around the world in one night, make billions of deliveries on time, and never get lost?!
Happy holidays from all of us at quickSilver.