Most people these days know reindeer as Santa's sled pullers, but it wasn't until the middle of the 1800s that Santa first harnessed them. Until then, most stories said his sleigh was pulled by a horse or a donkey.
Some pictures from before 1800 even show Santa riding a goat! How's that for having a b-a-a-a-a-d Christmas?
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|Title Annotation:||physiology; other animals depicted pulling sleigh for Santa Claus|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2001|
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