Here's a fun Christmas quiz for seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

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Solange 11th Dec 2014 Diversional Therapist
Thank you very much Sheila.
Sheila 3rd Dec 2014 Occupational Therapist
Ah ha - that's where Olive came from - I thought she was Popeye's girlfriend! Love your comment Joanne and thanks Solange for your hard work in giving us activities each month - its so good to be able tap into someone else's ideas - my own can feel very stale after 19 years in this work :)
Joanne 2nd Dec 2014 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator
Actually there are two more reindeer...Olive (all of the other reindeer) and Howe (how the other reindeer).... Could be tricky, but its funny....does everyone sing the echo bits when singing Rudolph the red nosed reindeer...residents love this song.
Solange 27th Nov 2014 Diversional Therapist
Thank you Sheila, you are quite right. The original reindeers are the first eight names. 'Rudolph became popular later and I guess we could place his name in brackets for the younger generation. Thanks again for the feedback.
Sheila 26th Nov 2014 Occupational Therapist
According to Wikipedia - "The commonly cited names of the reindeer are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen. They are based on those used in the 1823 poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (commonly called "The Night Before Christmas"), which is arguably the basis of reindeer's popularity as Christmas symbols"
Note Rudolph was never one of them - Rudolph first appeared in a 1939 booklet written by Robert L. May and published by Montgomery Ward
Jennifer 15th Nov 2013 Recreational Activities Officer
Santa had a reindeer called olive??? really???