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Christmas Fun

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Chris York
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Rudolph was to "guide the sleigh tonight" not pull the sleigh. Technically there 8 that pulled and one that guide. In the story, Rudolph was to small to play in the games.
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Interesting - I cheated, obviously, and found there are nine, but it appears eight is also right:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus%27s_reindeer


Well, I cheated too! :-) I knew about Rudolph, Vixen and Cupid, but not the rest.

Loved the idea about representing the answer in binary.

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There is nothing more aggravating than having a question with two correct answers and having the person posting the question selecting the answer based on their own bias.

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I was thinking the same thing - to Americans, we can have two correct answers. I didn't even try to research that to see what other cultures might think. I went with 9 just because I figure most kids now think of the 8 named reindeer and add Rudolf without pausing. I'd agree that those who chose 8 should also get credit and I think the argument for 10 has some merit as well, though Baum's Santa Claus / reindeer is not really well known.
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Hi!!!

As far as I understood, the layout of the reindeer pulling the sleigh was something like this:

+------+Dasher--Prancer-Comet--Donner--+
|SLEIGH|...............................>--Rudolph
+------+Dancer--Vixen---Cupid--Blitzen-+

Not sure about the order of the first 8 reindeer, but as Rudolph would "guide" the sleigh using its bright nose, it would be on the very front of it.

Just my $0.02.

Merry Christmas everyone!!!


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Merry Christmas to all of you
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I was a bit disappointed to be docked for choosing what I thought the most official answer of 8. Some ambiguity there at least.
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Good One Steve. Merry Christmax.

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Nice one... Merry Christmas to all of you!!!!!
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Everybody who has seen Arthur Christmas knows that reindeer names are

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, John, Bambi, "You with the white ear", "And You" and "you". ;-)

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