Surprise! Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and yes, even Rudolph, are ladies.
Clearing up this misconception is important, at least to one pro-woman Twitter user, who wanted to make sure everybody on social media knew the truth. Two years ago, Cat Reynolds tweeted the following message, which has racked up endless likes and retweets to date.
Is she right? According to People Magazine the original eight — first introduced in the 1823 poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (a.k.a. “The Night Before Christmas”) — as well as the infamous red-nosed celebrity of song and screen, Rudolph, are commonly thought of and referred to as males in pop culture. But according to science, Christmas carolers and holiday hangers-on have had it all wrong all along.
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