Most male reindeer lose their antlers before Christmas unless they’ve been castrated. This according to Snopes.
So, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen, not to mention Rudolf and his red nose, were all empty baggers?
“And they shouted out with glee,” sounds like Prancer and Vixen leading the cheer.
Or, as Snopes offers, maybe they were all females, hairy, antlered females, strong enough to haul that sleigh around the world who took on masculine names except for Prancer and Vixen who maybe just liked hanging out with “the girls?”
And what about those “reindeer games?” I’m reminded of this bar in Florida.
Regardless, ya’ll have a very Merry Christmas and, if you don’t ask, they probably won’t tell.