Santa Claus has always been a mystery, but ever since NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) started tracking him he’s become less and less of a mystery! We still don’t know how the reindeer fly or why Rudolph’s nose glows, but one thing we do know is Santa, the reindeer, and the elves, are all very MAGICAL!
This is what we know about the reindeer, based on NORAD’S info:
We know that Santa needed a fast way to get around the world in one night, before planes and hot air balloons existed and still, to this day, he needs something much faster than even the fastest jet! According to NORAD the 9 reindeer fly faster than the speed of starlight. Rudolph’s nose always guides the way on Christmas Eve, and always will Santa has confirmed in the past.
Santa’s reindeer are very magical and we may never know how they go that fast! We do know however that there are 9 reindeer though in many movie’s there are only 8 shown.
NORAD’s information is that the 9 reindeer are: Dasher, Donner, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dancer, Blitzen, Prancer and of course Rudolph!
NORAD’s jets always join him and try to keep up, but the reindeer are faster than jets so Santa’s sleigh is always the front of the line!
For more info about Santa Claus, the reindeer and Santa’s sleigh Go to : http://www.noradsanta.org/