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"Happy holidays! I'm Jingle, the black-nosed reindeer!"
— Jingle, all games
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Jingle snt/rei
Jingle NH Transparent.png
Species Gender
Reindeer Male
Birthday December 24th Capricorn
Role Toy Day
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Jingle is a reindeer in the Animal Crossing series who is the host of Toy Day. He delivers presents on December 24 dressed as Santa Claus, and he is the only source of items from the Jingle Series, a series of holiday-themed items for which he is the namesake of, in games prior to Animal Crossing: New Leaf. In New Leaf, he is the only source of the Festive Wreath and Jingle's Pic. Jingle is analogous to Santa Claus, a character associated with Christmas, the real-world holiday Toy Day is based on. His name is likely derived from a jingle bell, a percussion instrument commonly associated with the holiday season.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

Artwork of Jingle from Animal Crossing.

Jingle first appears in Doubutsu no Mori, as well as its GameCube port Animal Crossing. Jingle can be found wandering around town starting at 8 PM on December 24, on an unnamed event (referred to as "Jingle Comes to Town" in the official guide) which doesn't appear in a diary's calendar. He needs to be approached five times to receive an item of his series, also asking questions to determine what item the player receives such as flooring, wallpaper and furniture all from the Jingle Series. He only gives out one present per player; however, if the player changes their clothing, he will not recognize them and will give them another item. However, doing this for long enough makes him realize they are the same character, though he simply laughs and does not ask for the furniture back.

In City Folk[edit]

Artwork of Jingle from City Folk.

After being absent in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Jingle makes a return in Animal Crossing: City Folk. Similar to Animal Crossing, Jingle can be found wandering around town starting at 8 PM on Toy Day (December 24th) to Midnight. During this time, he may also be found inside other villagers' houses, but only in the ones with their lights off (meaning they are outside). This is the only time in the game the player can visit a villager's house without the animal having to be inside. In one of the homes, Jingle will be inside dropping off presents. Upon talking to him, he will offer players a present, either one they can "lean on" or one they can "walk on," with further options of "huge things." These simply mean wallpaper "(lean on)," carpet "(walk on)," and furniture "(huge things)," specifically furniture from the Jingle Series. As in Animal Crossing, he will give only one present per person, but there is a way to obtain more furniture, as mentioned below:

To receive more presents from Jingle, players need to change only their face accessory (hats, helmets and flowers also work) instead of a shirt to obtain more items of the Jingle Series. But, Jingle will hand out duplicate items, so this will have to be repeated many times before the full set is obtained. Jingle's will only remember the last 8 disguises, after which the player can receive new presents by wearing ones they wore earlier in the night.

In New Leaf[edit]

Jingle speaking to the player in New Leaf.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Jingle can be found wandering around town starting at 6 PM on Toy Day (December 24). From December 1 to December 24, the Able Sisters and Kicks sell Santa clothes and accessories. To get a gift from Jingle, the player must dress as him and give presents to the residents. The required outfit consists of the Santa Hat, Beard, Coat, Pants, and Boots.

If players are wearing a full set of Santa clothes, they can help Jingle deliver presents to the residents. Before Toy Day, the villagers might randomly tell them what they want for Toy Day. This can be furniture, fruit, a shirt, an umbrella, wallpaper, or carpet. Each villager will give the player a maximum of two clues: one describing the type of item, and the other describing the color.

When the player finishes, they receive a Festive Wreath from Jingle. If all presents are delivered correctly, Jingle sends them Jingle's Pic in the mail the following day.

In New Horizons[edit]

Jingle introducing himself to the player in New Horizons.

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Jingle was added alongside Toy Day in the Free Winter Update. He returns as the host of the event.[1]

Jingle's Poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after attempting to invite him to Photopia via his amiibo card.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Jingle appears for a seasonal Garden Safari around Toy Day. Rather than Jingle directly giving a present, a Stuffed Stocking is found in the player's mailbox and is assumed to have been sent by Jingle.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Jingle appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.




Description Happy Toy Day! (If it's not Toy Day, then... happy other-time-of-the-year!) Jingle's a festive reindeer who stops by once a year. If you happen to be dressed as Santa and have a bit of free time on your hands, why not help him out? Just imagine the looks on your neighbors' faces when they get a present personally delivered by Santa!
Acquisition Random

Villager information[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Thought bubble:
Client's vision: I'll leave it up to you!
Required items: None
Favorite song:  K.K. Birthday
Favorite saying: Sometimes haste makes waste!
Jingle's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked items
 Big Festive Tree    K.K. Birthday  
 Jingle's Pic  
 Santa Hat    Red Umbrella  
Starting house: House of Jingle HHD Exterior.png
Happy Home Designer client information
Thought bubble:
Client's vision: I'll leave it up to you!
Required items: None
Favorite song: K.K. Birthday (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Birthday
Favorite saying: Sometimes haste makes waste!
Jingle's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked items
Big Festive Tree HHD Icon.png Big Festive Tree   K.K. Birthday HHD Icon.png K.K. Birthday  
Jingle's Pic HHD Icon.png Jingle's Pic  
Santa Hat HHD Icon.png Santa Hat   Red Umbrella HHD Icon.png Red Umbrella  
Starting house: House of Jingle HHD Exterior.png

RV in Welcome amiibo[edit]

RV of Jingle NLWa Exterior.png
RV of Jingle NLWa.jpg
Description: The logistics involved in Toy Day mean that Jingle is very busy reindeer year-round. So when he gets a chance, he visits the campground to unwind.
Alpine Low Table NL Model.png Alpine Low Table Gift Pile (Colorful) NLWa Model.png Gift Pile
Gift Pile (Toy Day) NLWa Model.png Gift Pile Poinsettia NL Model.png Poinsettia
Santa Coat HHD Icon.png Santa Coat Snow Globe NL Model.png Snow Globe
Tree-Stump Chair NL Model.png Tree-Stump Chair Yule Log NL Model.png Yule Log
Wallpaper: Party Wall NL.png Party Wall
Floor: White Wood Floor NLWa.png White Wood Floor
Music: K.K. Sonata (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Sonata

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e 2-066 (Jingle).jpg

Card back

Animal Crossing-e 2-066 (Jingle - Back).jpg

#066 Jingle - Series 2
Gender: Male
Sign: Capricorn
Profile: With bright eyes, a clean-cut image, and a bag full of goodies, Jingle is always a hit, no matter where he roams. He's a nice enough guy to talk to...if you can get him to slow down long enough to chat, that is!
Password: hfbrfd4ZZHtcuA

amiibo card[edit]

217 Jingle amiibo card NA.png

Card back

Amiibo card back.png

#217 Jingle - Series 3
Star sign: Capricorn
Birthday: December 24
Dice value: 1
Hand sign: Rock


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ジングル
Same as English name

Korean 루돌
From 루돌프 (Rudolph)

Simplified Chinese 叮当 (iQue)

Simplified Chinese 鈴鈴鹿
Línglíng Lù
Jingle Deer

Russian Джингл
Same as English name

Dutch Jingle Same as English name

German Chris From Christmas or Kris Kringle (Santa Claus)

European Spanish Renato From Reno (Reindeer)

European French Rodolphe Rudolph

Italian Jingle Same as English name


  1. YouTube (November 17, 2020). "Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Free Winter Update – Nintendo Switch". YouTube. Retrieved November 17, 2020.