One Christmas Eve, many decades ago, Santa Claus announced to his elves, "I'm supposed to begin my annual flight in one hour. But there are still some toys that need to be made and put into my sack. I need all seven of my elite toymakers to finish the toys on time."
"I'm so sorry, Mr. Kringle," said the elf in charge of the workshop. "One of the elite toymakers is on vacation, and two are sick. I'm afraid we only have four elites tonight."
"So be it," said Santa.
It took two hours for the elves to finish making the toys. By the time they were done...
Kid: Santa, what’s the story of your reindeer names?
Santa: Why I name them after memories, like Prancer frolicking through the snow!
Kid: What about Donner?
*A dark countenance settles on Santa’s face*
Santa: The year was 1847, snowfall had trapped us in the Sierra Nevada...
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You've never heard of the 10th Reindeer?
The first eight are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen.
The 9th is Rudolth the red nosed reindeer, and the 10th is the jerk called Olive.
Why do i call him a jerk? You know... Olive the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names.
Santa’s Reindeer’s competition
In the days leading up until Christmas, all of Santa’s reindeer throw a party, with each reindeer throwing their own party on a different day. During the day before Christmas Eve, the elves, reindeer, and Claus’ would decide who threw the best party that year and there would be a prize.
Do you recall the name of the other, 10th reindeer?
You have the original eight reindeer: Dasher, Prancer, etc. And of course, there is Rudoloph which makes nine.
The 10th reindeer is Olive. It says so right in the song:
"Olive the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him names"!