Christmas Songs You’ve Likely Never Heard, Day 15

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“Donner & Blitzen” by Peter Pan Records

It’s an origin story! “Donner & Blitzen” are found alongside “Santa Claus, Rudolph, and Us” on the same 45 RPM LP. Did you know Donner and Blitzen weren’t originally their names? Do you know what “Donner” and “Blitzen” mean? In a striking similarity to Rudolph’s story, Donner and Blitzen save Christmas on a very story night.

Why I Shared It

The singers and narrators enthusiastically dramatize the story, making it an exciting hoo hah! For some reason, I always envisioned what they must have looked like while recording.