Little Known Facts
About Santa's Reindeer
|According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, male and female reindeer both grow antlers in the summer each year (the only members of the deer family, Cervidae, having females that do so). Male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually in 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 Rudolf to Blitzen.....had to be a female.|
Rebuttal From World-Famous Antler, Indiana, Psychologist, Randall MajorHead
Could this not be simply a case of Cross-antlered Trans-gender Reindeer acting out their inhibitions as a post Christmas/partum depressive simulation of a non-agression training seminar? Perhaps the Reindeer games have evolved with the times!
Major Randall, PhB
(Blarney of Psychology, Beware University)
From the School of Bearable Psychology
Randall--I agree with you completely, but there is more to the story. Some say the primary cause was the bifurcated ovum which left reindeer prone to gender definition anxiety. Jungian thought differs from the Freudian on the location of the reindeer Id. The Transactional Analysis people say the bifurcation was not in the ovum, but the bifurcated character traits came as a result Critical Parenting. Personally, I think it came about as a result of cousins bifurcating.
Ruth, the Mama Bear (Dean of Students, Little Red Riding Hood College for Ladies)
Tooling Along with Another Theory
Note: The following was contributed by a guy who actually dances with tools! So I'm not sure how much credence you can give to his comments:
There's actually another school of thought that says they can prove that up to about 60 yrs ago, the male reindeer kept his horns and the female lost hers. But there was a massive Doe Rights movement in the reindeer community which turned the entire set of moree's around, allowing the females to display their horniness, but not the males. Thatch (Head Instructor, Cyber School of Dancing with Tools)