Procrastination. It afflicts all of us one way or another, but the timing is what makes it difficult. We caught up with some last minute shoppers at the mall… During the Christmas shopping season; at the last minute. By-the-way… There are 8 reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. Santa’s original 8 reindeer were first introduced in ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’, more commonly know as ‘The Night Before Christmas’ in 1823. In this original printing the last two reindeer names are Dunder and Blixem, which in Dutch mean ‘thunder and lightning’.