Reindeer Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old reindeer quotes, reindeer sayings, and reindeer proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

It's comin' on Christmas / They're cutting down trees / They're putting up reindeer and singing songs of joy and peace / Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on.     

Joni Mitchell

Take those flying reindeer, Santa's red and white color scheme, and his jolly disposition, for example. They are all probably linked to the use of hallucinogenic toad stool in ancient rituals.     

Roger Highfield

Do not examine the reindeer given by the rich man lest you find it to be without horns.     

Finnish Proverbs

Since the last Ice age, the reindeer's extraordinary adaptation to cold has sustained human life over vast tracts of the earth's surface, providing meat, fur, and transport.     

Piers Vitebsky

Bells tinkle on the on the lead reindeer while dog on short leashes dive closely alongside through the snow like dolphins beside the boat.     

Piers Vitebsky

It seems a reindeer was still better than a horse for riding in the afterlife.     

Piers Vitebsky

The evolutionary success of reindeer is due to its exceptional adaptation to cold, its gregarious nature, and its enormous powers of migration.     

Piers Vitebsky

The reindeer seems to appear as a typical polar animal, but the species has a very extensive distribution.     

Sven Skjenneberg

Reindeer are called Caribou in North America.     

Rebecca Pettiford

Double coats keep reindeer warm. Short hairs near the skin trap air and heat.     

Rebecca Pettiford

Their outer hairs are hollow. These help reindeer stay warm and float in water.     

Rebecca Pettiford

Salt is as necessary for reindeer as for other kinds of livestock. On the coast, the reindeer obtain it in summer by drinking sea water or licking up saline deposits on the beach.     

L.J. Palmer

Reindeer teeth are quite small and flat, ideal for grinding up the grass and moss that they most like to eat.     

Rod Green

Reindeer can draw sledge-loads at a speed of twelve to fifteen miles an hour for hours at a time.      

Edna Barth

Grey wolves, polar bears, and brown bears hunt reindeer. Golden eagles sometimes attack young reindeers. Wolverines attack reindeer, too. People also hunt reindeer for their meat and antlers.     

Katie Marsico

Camels are snobbish and sheep, unintelligent; water buffaloes, neurasthenic--even murderous. Reindeer seem over-serious.     

Marianne Moore

I don't like reindeer. They seem like regular deer, only more dangerous     

John Green

In China, I had my body lit on fire. And in Russia, I took a bath in reindeer blood, which apparently had some kind of youth-enhancing elements.     

Hailey Gates

And every mother's child is gonna spy / To see if reindeers really know how to fly?     

George Strait

Reindeer are the very twinkling in the eye of the holiday that we call Christmas.     


Reindeer are flight and motion and magic in moonlight beyond all recalling, made of Christmas dreams, spun from a place beyond all fearing.     


Reindeer are like metaphoric rain for Christmas lore: they soften the heart and give the soul dreams to grow on all year round.     


Reindeer are not only for children; they are for grandmothers fond of watching the moon.     


Reindeer are not just accompaniments or accessories to Christmas; they are the caboose and the train, literally.     


Without reindeer Santa is like so much snow.