Cupid is one of Santa Claus's reindeer, originally named in the poem A Visit from St. Nicholas. This reindeer is named after Cupid, the god of love as depicted in Roman mythology.


Prominent appearances

In the following specials, Cupid makes a prominent appearance in the story and/or has a speaking part.

Picture Production Year Notes
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie 1998 Cupid is the brother of Dasher, Comet, and Blitzen, the father of Arrow, the brother-in-law of Mitzi, and the uncle of Rudolph, voiced by David Kaye.
Donner 2001 Voiced by Mark Acheson.
The Flight Before Christmas 2008 This is the first movie to depict Cupid as a female.
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Merry Madagascar 2009 In this spin-off from the Madagascar films, Cupid (depicted as a female reindeer) falls in love with Private the penguin. She was voiced by Nina Dobrev.

Minor appearances

In the following specials, Cupid is named onscreen, but only has a minor/silent role and/or is indistinguishable from the other reindeer.

External links

Santa's team DasherDancerPrancerVixenCometCupidDonnerBlitzenRudolph (Rankin/Bass version)
Others AnnabelleArrowBarnabyBlizzardClariceClarice's fatherDartDelphiFireballFredFrostGargoff • Gift Givers of the Grove (Alice/Aurora/Bori) • Gobie (His friends/grandfather) • GrandpaGrandsanta's Pet ReindeerHollyJonniLeaderLenniLightningMitziMrs. DonnerMrs. PrancerNicNikoOld JingleOliveOonaPrancyRennyRobbieRogerRustySagaSanta Claus's Reindeer's Great-Great-GrandchildrenScratcherSchnitzelSparkleSvenTapirThrasherTobiasZoey (her father/mother)
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