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The Santa Files


The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Santa and his Reindeer.


What Are The Names of The Reindeer That Pull Santa's Sleigh?

Rudlph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donder, Blitzen, Cupid and Comet.

Are Santa's Reindeer Male or Female?

Male reindeer generally shed their antlers long before December 25, whereas the females retain theirs until at least January. The reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh are always shown as having antlers, so Santa's reindeer must all be females.


Do Santa's Reindeer Live At The North Pole?

Only part of the year does Santa Claus live at the North Pole. In 1925 it was discovered that there are no reindeer in the North Pole. But there are lots in Lapland, Finland. So today we know that the
reindeer live around the secret village of Santa Claus and the elves (their summer home) somewhere on the Korvatunturi mountain in the Savukoski county of Lapland, Finland, which is on the Finnish-Russian border.

What Makes Santa's Reindeer Fly?

Long ago, Santa Claus and the elves discovered the special formula of Magical Reindeer Dust which make them fly. This dust is sprinkled on each of the reindeer shortly before they leave on Christmas eve. It gives them enough magic to fly right around the world. They can fly very fast, at about the speed of a Christmas light.

The Reindeer driven by Santa Claus are the only known flying Reindeer in existence. Besides the Magic Dust, Santa's reindeer are fed a "special" diet throughout the year which helps give them the power of flight.

This magic corn is given to Santa Claus by a great and 
wonderful unknown wizard. Through this magic corn, the strength of the Reindeer is increased threefold, their stamina increased to infinity and their hooves can manipulate the air as though it were solid ground.

What Can I Put Out For Santa's Reindeer To Eat?

Magic Reindeer Food

1/2 c. dry oatmeal
1/3 c. sparkly, colored sugar
1 heartful of Christmas hope

Mix ingredients together. On Christmas Eve sprinkle all over your lawn. The colored sugar will shine in the moonlight and lead Santa to your house before dawn. The smell of the oats will guide the reindeer directly to your rooftop. The Christmas hope in the magic reindeer food guarantees Santa will stop. 


How Can Santa Deliver Presents to Everybody In One Night?

With the reindeer traveling at the speed of Christmas Light, Santa can come and go in the "twinkling of an eye." He doesn't need to fill his sleigh with toys forevery single boy and girl in the world all at once,it's really easy for him to make several trips back to
his Toyshop to pick up as many loads as necessary.

The Elves have his toy sacks sorted and ready to 
pack onto the sleigh when it arrives back, so the 
exchange happens within seconds to get Santa back on
his way.

New information recently revealed, leads us to believe 
that Santa has "secret" hiding places located at strategic places around the world, so he can instantly pick up a new load of toys easily and quickly.

Perhaps one of those "secret" hiding places is located
very close to your house?


Watch the Santa Interview with our very own Head Meteorologist David Carrington.