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"Sometimes haste makes waste!"
— Jingle, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
"Happy holidays! I'm Jingle, the black-nosed reindeer!"
— Jingle, All games
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Jingle rei
Jingle NLa.png
Species Gender
Reindeer Male
Birthday December 24th Capricorn
Role Toy Day
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ジングル
Korean 루돌
Italian Jingle
German Chris

Simplified Chinese 铃铃鹿
French Rodolphe
Spanish Renato
Dutch Jingle

Traditional Chinese 鈴鈴鹿
Quebec French Rodolphe
Latin American Spanish Renato
Russian Джингл

Jingle is a reindeer in the Animal Crossing series. He appears once a year on Toy Day, a made-up event in Animal Crossing in place of Christmas Eve. He delivers presents, thought to be on behalf of Santa Claus, but he is never seen handing over any presents to other villagers. He is the only way to obtain items from the Jingle Series in Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+ and Animal Crossing: City Folk. But in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he will give the player a Festive wreath, since Jingle furniture, Jingle flooring and Jingle wallpaper can be obtained at Timmy and Tommy's store from December 1st to December 23rd.

While currently absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Jingle appears in a graphic promoting events in future updates for the game in the February 2020 Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct, suggesting he will be added in a later update.


Doubutsu no Mori and Animal Crossing[edit]

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Jingle, as he appears in 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 24th, on an unnamed event in which doesn't appear in the Diary's calendar. He needs to be approached three 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 villager, but there is a way to receive more.

To receive more presents from Jingle, players must change their shirt each time they receive a new item of clothing. They must change their shirt away from Jingle so he does not see them. He will assume they are a different character. 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.

Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

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Artwork of Jingle from Animal Crossing: 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 memory is not infinite, he will only remember the last 8 disguises, after that the player can receive new presents by wearing ones they wore earlier in the night.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

Jingle introducing himself in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Santa Coat
  • Santa Pants
  • Santa Boots

Also, Timmy and Tommy's store will sell one piece of Jingle Series furniture or festive furniture per day from December 1st to December 23rd. The list of such furniture is as follows:

  • Jingle Wallpaper
  • Jingle Carpet
  • Jingle Dresser
  • Jingle Piano
  • Jingle Bed
  • Jingle Table
  • Jingle Chair
  • Jingle Lamp
  • Jingle Wardrobe
  • Jingle Shelves
  • Jingle Sofa
  • Jingle Clock
  • Festive Tree
  • Holiday Candle
  • Snow Globe
  • Stuffed Stocking

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 players finish, they receive a Festive Wreath. If all presents are delivered correctly, the player receives Jingle's picture by mail the next day.

Animal Crossing: 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.

Jingle Series[edit]

Main article: Jingle Series

In Animal Crossing and Animal Crossing: City Folk, Jingle gives a complete set of furniture, which the Happy Room Academy rates very highly.

  • Jingle Wallpaper
  • Jingle Carpet
  • Jingle Shirt
  • Jingle Dresser
  • Jingle Piano
  • Jingle Bed
  • Jingle Table
  • Jingle Chair
  • Jingle Lamp
  • Jingle Wardrobe
  • Jingle Shelves
  • Jingle Sofa
  • Jingle Clock

All the furniture is red, white, and green, resembling Jingle's attire. The Jingle Shirt is not a part of the exchange in City Folk, but can be bought from the Able Sisters. It is like any other shirt, so once it is available it won't appear again for a while. Buying a Festive hat, Jingle shirt and the King's beard will complete a Santa Claus look.

Villager info[edit]

Welcome amiibo RV[edit]

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RV of Jingle.jpg
Style: No style
Alpine Low Table HHD Icon.png Alpine Low Table FallLeaf.png Gift Pile
FallLeaf.png Gift Pile Poinsettia HHD Icon.png Poinsettia
FallLeaf.png Santa Coat Snow Globe HHD Icon.png Snow Globe
FallLeaf.png Tree-stump Chair Yule Log HHD Icon.png Yule Log
Wallpaper: FallLeaf.png Party Wall
Floor: White Wood Floor HHD Icon.png White Wood Floor

When visiting Jingles's RV at the campground, the bottom screen will display the following:

"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."

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#066 Jingle - Series 2
Gender: Male
Species: Reindeer
Sign: Capricorn
Password: hfbrfd4ZZHtcuA
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065 Joan Animal Crossing-e cards
#066 Jingle
067 Redd

Happy Home Designer amiibo card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#217 Jingle - Series 3
Type: Special
Star sign: Capricorn
Birthday: December 24th
Dice value: 1
Hand sign: Rock
217 Jingle amiibo card NA.png
216 Franklin List of amiibo cards
#217 Jingle
218 Lily

Other appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Jingle makes an appearance as a trophy.

Jingle SSB4 Trophy (Wii U).png #546 Jingle
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!



Sprites and models[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ジングル
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