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Snowy owl, wolf, and penguin pay a visit to Studio 1A

  David Mizejewski of the National Wildlife Federation proves that Santa’s reindeer aren’t the only animals at home in cold temperatures, introducing the TODAY anchors to a few other wild creatures that thrive in snowy, wintery temperatures.

Scientists unravel secret of Rudolph's red nose

Most people know Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer had a very shiny nose — but why? Medical researchers say they've now found the answer. Full story

Santa digs magic mushrooms, theory says

This Christmas, like many before it and many yet to come, the story of Santa and his flying reindeer will be told, including how the "jolly old elf" flies on his sleigh throughout the entire world in one night, giving gifts to all the good children. Full story

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  Rudolph's red nose? It's science!

Rachel Maddow relays some scientific research into why some reindeer really do have a red nose.

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