Saturday, December 23, 2006

Santa's Reindeer



According to the Alaska Department of Fish
and Game, while both male and female reindeer
grow antlers in the summer each year, male
reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning
of winter, usually late November to mid-
December.


Female reindeer retain their antlers till after
they give birth in the spring.
Therefore, according to EVERY
historical rendition depicting
Santa's reindeer,
EVERY single one of them,
from Rudolph to Blitzen,
had to be a girl.

We should've known...
ONLY women would be able to drag
a fat-ass man in a red velvet suit
all around the world in one night
and not get lost.


The Santa above is another piece of the ephemera I have saved. It was a package of red yarn, for use in tying presents, and was probably from the '70's.

18 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Does that mean reindeers have false antlers on while lugging Santa around?

Happy Christmas. Michele sent me here.

MotherPie said...

Of course, of course. So intuitive. We just should have known.

What a fun little holiday story! Thanx. Holiday Cheers.

Wendy said...

LOL!! I should have known!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know if that's a seventies Santa. The pants aren't bell bottommy enough and the boots don't have fringes.

here via michele today
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panthergirl said...

LOL!!! Ain't it the truth, baby...

Claude said...

That is one of my favourite representations of Santa!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I think that's the same Santa I have on my post today! I found him through Google Images...I LOVE that he came on a package of yarn, Judy.

Thanks for the link to the Cactus...I have thought about putttimg lights on certain Cacti/Succulent type plants, but haven't ever done it because I just can't bring myself to....Maybe if I only had one or two plants....heh heh....That "Snow Pole" looks reaklly cute with those Sun Glasses and Hat...!

Catherine said...

Maybe only women could do it - but surely a smart woman would refuse? Maybe they are blond reindeer. Here from Michele's

Seamus said...

YEP!!!!! It's 'cause they asked for directions! LOL

kismet said...

Merry Christmas, Judy.
May you enjoy the season and all it holds.

Lovingly,

~K!

sage said...

A wonderful piece of revisionist history! lol

Anonymous said...

Happy Christmas Judy...
Tell J I said hi and give him our love from here...

Paul said...

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!

Mike said...

I suppose that means Rudolph was a girl too.

Merry Christmas

Here from Michele

craziequeen said...

Interesting trivia, Judy!

Merry Christmas to you and your family from over the Pond.

cq
Here via Michele

David said...

all the stuff I never knew - its on the internet

Duke_of_Earle said...

Regardless of the gender of the reindeer, have a merry and blessed Christmas, Judy.

John

srp said...

You know Santa has to use female reindeer... males never ask directions!