Reindeer are real animals (they're related to deer, elk, and moose), but they only became synonymous with the holiday season after two Christmas poems in the 1800s and two department-store campaigns in the 20th century.
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Written by Anna Todd December 21, 2016 / Updated: December 18, 2017
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