Santa and his reindeer are a family. And just like any family, group of friends or workplace colleagues, each reindeer has their unique role on the team and personality to go along with it. As you gather for a Christmas party, see who is a Rudolph or a Prancer. Who are you like during Holiday gatherings?
Dasher. As the fast one, you are always punctual. First one to arrive with champagne and fruitcake! You’re also impatient and known for asking things like “when’s dessert?” or wanting to leave as early as possible. Since sewing is your special talent, you are probably the one responsible for the ugly sweater tradition.
Dancer. The total extravert, you are always the life of the party. You’re the inspiration behind musical chairs and Christmas karaoke. By midnight, you’re the one lying across the piano, singing “Santa Baby” after too many glasses of wine.
Prancer. You win the prize for best dressed. You spend most of the evening checking yourself out in the mirror. Your relatives think it’s sad that you’re afraid to eat carbs or dessert. One cream puff probably won’t kill you.
Vixen. You’re the entertainer. You are like the strange uncle who comes over with endless magic tricks. The kids adore you because you find money behind their ears and pretend to saw people in half. Their parents also appreciate you for becoming the free babysitter by default.
Cupid. You’re the matchmaker. You model yourself on the eccentric aunt who tries to fix everyone up. You humiliate the single people. You’re known for saying embarrassing things like, “Why are you still single?” You hang mistletoe in doorways, make reference to them and pretend not to know how they got there.
Comet. You’re the good looking guy or gal that everyone is trying to marry off. You’re charming, very easy going and a good sport So you let your aunt pinch your cheeks and promise to call her manicurist’s cousin’s neighbor’s best friend. Whatever. As long as they keep the eggnog coming.
Donner, comes from the word “thunder”. No one wants to be the one to tell you this, but you have a temper. Running out of gravy is not a 911 emergency. There are mindfulness and meditation groups that could help you out. When unprovoked and otherwise enjoying yourself, you can be quite entertaining with your funny stories and joyous musical ability. People are never sure which mood you’re bringing to the party.
Blitzen, comes from the word “lightning”. You are a very popular guest because you love to help out. You’re always getting everyone a drink and you’re first to clear the table in time for dessert. You’re the fun, playful one who aims to please. Either that, or you’re always blitzed.
Rudolph. If you’re the self-conscious one trying desperately to hide your recent weight gain or stubborn acne or whatever, you’re not having much fun, are you? Maybe you’re shy. Maybe you hate the holidays. Whatever it is, nobody notices whatever you are so down on yourself about, so get out there and enjoy yourself. Besides, Dancer could probably use a ride home.
Written by Carla Litto, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy