Spencer DeVetter

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Rudolph?

For the most part my family doesn't have any abnormal traditions for the holidays. However I have a memory of my parents tricking my younger sister and I about Santa and Rudolph.

On Christmas Eve every year we drive to the Bay Area to be with my Dad's side of the family and we drive home the same night really late to be home for Christmas Day. 

As a kid, until a probably embarrassing age, my parents used to tell us that the blinking lights in the sky were actually Rudolph's nose lighting the way for Santa and his sleigh. I believed this wholeheartedly and my parents must've had answers planned out because when I got a little smarter I started asking questions. One of which was how there could be more than one light in the sky since there is only one Rudolph. They explained that the reindeer just actually fly that fast since they have such limited time to deliver all the presents. This blew my mind and like many people I thought reindeer were made up animals until an embarrassingly old age. 

Not that crazy of a story but a holiday memory I'll always have and plan on using for my future kids. I'm sure this is more common than just my family, or else my parents were extremely quick on the draw answering all of my questions! 

 

 

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