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Even up in the North Pole, sisters appear to be doing it for themselves. 

When we think of the story of Christmas, Santa Clause and all his little helpers, someone who springs to mind as Santa's faithful sidekick is Rudolph.

The reindeer did, after all, save Christmas back in 1939 when fog was thick on the ground. 

There's even a classic Christmas tune dedicated to the noble deed, in which Rudolph is referred to as a male. 

However, a recent viral Twitter post is here to debunk the general assumption that Rudolph, and the other eight stags of the sky, are male.

Twitter user Cat Reynolds points out that male reindeer lose their antlers in winter, while female deer maintain their's until summer. 

As Santa is always depicted with his entourage of antler wearing reindeer, this could mean that Rudolph and co are actually a squad of fierce females. 

Scientists have even previously backed up this theory. 

Physiologist Perry Barboza of the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska at Fairbanks, who studies reindeer and caribou, told Live Science that it appears that Santa's reindeer would be female. 

 

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He told the science mag that female reindeer would also have an advantage over their male counterparts when being headhunted for the task.

This is because female reindeer have higher body fat percentage than males in winter, meaning that they would be better equip to maintain energy levels on a long journey and stay warm.

So that settles it – Rudoph is a badass chick trailblazing in the niche transport industry.  

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We know kids wish they could see Rudolph in real life sometimes, but we bet the residents of Carlton Hill in Nottingham, UK, didn't expect to see him prancing around their front gardens yesterday.

There was a Christmas event being held at the local Tesco car park, just up the road from a housing estate, but when a car horn beeped, the reindeer named Bjorn, absolutely pegged it down the road. 

Warren Porter, 23, saw the whole thing as he was getting into his car. "It was one of the weirdest, unexpected sights I will ever witness," he said. 

"I locked my doors and thought 'you're not getting in here, I've got carrots in my boot'. As it ran past, a woman dressed in festive gear was chasing up the road with a rope.

"You couldn't create a story like that."

Bjorn was found a little while later in a garden and was safely brought back to the stables. We're not sure Santa will be very happy with him though. 

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Just when you thought Christmas jumpers can't get any better, the good people over at Funky Christmas Jumpers pull this delightful one out of the bag. 

Rudolph has more than a red nose this festive season, as FCJ intends on breaking the Internet with this very cheeky take on Kim Kardashian's famous Paper Mag cover shot. 

The jumper features our favourite reindeer draped with jewels and boldly showing off his plump derriere. 

The jumper description reads: "Trade in your eggnog for some champagne and the perfect selfie opportunity.

"Then, post all of your selfies to the Internet for all of your friends to see that you’re the life of the party."

It's brilliant, right?! Here's a few more of our favourite festive jumpers that you can get your hands on this year: 

 

The Wrecking Ball Santa

 

Happy Birthday Jesus

 

Baby Jesus Selfie

 

Bling Santa

 

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