Kevin Earl Dayhoff Art One-half Banana Stems

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

The legend of Santa Claus and the nine reindeer by Kevin Dayhoff


The legend of Santa Claus and the nine reindeer by Kevin Dayhoff Merry Christmas. 

The tradition that Santa Claus, or Father Christmas as he is known in England, traveled through the night in a sleigh pulled by eight reindeer is thought to be a Scandinavian myth.

We got the ninth reindeer, Rudolf, from the department store, Montgomery Ward. The character first appeared in a 1939 publication by Robert L. May, which was marketed by Montgomery Ward. According to many sources, including a December 25, 2013 story on "Morning Edition," on NPR, the author considered the name 'Reginald' or 'Rollo,' before settling upon the name Rudolf...

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