Christmas Eve is a most exciting time especially for children who are waiting for Santa to drop down the chimney to deliver a long awaited gift. In the good old days we could only imagine Santa’s route around the world with his gift laden sleigh and flying reindeer.
Christmas is a time filled with love, excitement, joy and wonder. The tradition of Santa with his reindeer drawn sleigh flying around the world delivering presents is one of the things that makes Christmas such an exciting holiday. Small children wait in anticipation for weeks for Santa to come down the chimney with his bag of loot.
Around the world Christmas is celebrated and children wait in anticipation for Santa to fly across the sky in his reindeer drawn sleigh to deliver gifts to all those who’ve been good. But is Santa the same for all of us? Let’s go on a journey with Santa as he speeds around the world on Christmas Eve.
We all love Christmas and especially the traditions that go with it, like getting letters in the mail from Santa! Santa is probably the most beloved and exciting tradition, especially for children. But where did the tradition of Santa come from? Let's go back in time and explore this jolly character's origins.
Santa’s original team of reindeer were made famous by Clement Clarke Moore’s 1822 poem “An Account of a Visit from Saint Nicholas.” You may know it as “Twas the Night before Christmas.” In the poem, Moore mentions 8 reindeer by name: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.