Christmas Mountains facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChristmas Mountains
North Pole Stream, a tributary to the Little Southwest Miramichi River in north-central New Brunswick, Canada
|Elevation||750 m (2,460 ft)|
|Location||Northumberland County, New Brunswick|
|Parent range||Appalachian Mountains|
|Topo map||NTS 21O/02|
The Christmas Mountains are a series of rounded peaks in northern New Brunswick, Canada, at the headwaters of North Pole Stream and the Little Southwest Miramichi River, west of Big Bald Mountain, and south of Mount Carleton. The mountains, in part, separate the Miramichi River watershed from the watersheds of the Serpentine River and the Nepisiguit River.
In 1964, Arthur F. Wightman named the range and peaks after noting that the previously unnamed peaks lay near the source of North Pole Stream, hence this sub-range of the Appalachians has been named after the Christian holiday of Christmas.
The ten peaks are:
- North Pole Mountain (690 m (2,264 ft)) ( )
- Mount St. Nicholas (625 m (2,051 ft)) ( )
- Mount Dasher (750 m (2,461 ft)) ( )
- Mount Dancer (670 m (2,198 ft)) ( )
- Mount Prancer (580 m (1,903 ft)) ( )
- Mount Vixen (650 m (2,133 ft)) ( )
- Mount Comet (550 m (1,804 ft)) ( )
- Mount Cupid (530 m (1,739 ft)) ( )
- Mount Donder (730 m (2,395 ft)) ( )
- Mount Blitzen (670 m (2,198 ft)) ( )
With a little old driver so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!
More rapid than eagles, his coursers they came,
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name:
Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donder and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
Christmas Mountains Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.