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"Happy holidays! I'm Jingle, the black-nosed reindeer!"
— Jingle, Animal Crossing series
Artwork of Jingle
Species Gender
Reindeer Male
Birthday December 24th Capricorn
Favorite saying "Sometimes haste makes waste!"
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 to villagers and players on the night of December 24.

Jingle's role is analogous to Santa Claus, a character associated with Christmas, the real-world holiday Toy Day is based on. However, Santa is an unseen character separate from Jingle who is mentioned by Jingle and villagers. Jingle's name is likely derived from a jingle bell, a percussion instrument commonly associated with the holiday season.



Artwork of Jingle from Doubutsu no Mori.

Jingle is a brown reindeer with pink inner ears, blue eyes with white pupils shaped like diamond stars, dark-brown eyebrows, red inner mouth, and a big black oval nose. His big and long horns and hands are light-yellow. He wears a Santa Claus hat, a Santa Claus shirt, a black belt with a brownish-yellow buckle around his torso, and a pair of black boots with brown forefoot bottoms.


Jingle is a lover of Toy Day, explaining why he hosts the event near the end of December.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

Further information: Toy Day § First-generation Animal Crossing.
Artwork of Jingle from Animal Crossing.

In every first-generation Animal Crossing game, Jingle can be found wandering around town starting at 8 PM on December 24 during an unnamed event (referred to as "Jingle Comes to Town" in the official guide, known in later games as Toy Day). When spoken to, he asks the player which type of gift they would like (furniture, wallpaper, carpet, or clothing), and then gives them a corresponding item from the Jingle Series (or the Jingle shirt). He tells the player that he only gives one gift to everyone, but if the player changes clothing and speaks to him again, he is tricked into thinking they are a different person and gives them another present. Up to ten items can be received from Jingle before he catches on and refuses to give the player any more presents. On the next day, December 25, Jingle sends the player a letter containing Balloon Fight if they received at least one gift from him the previous night and were playing when the clock hit midnight.

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 24) 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]

Artwork of Jingle from New Leaf.
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 inviting him to Photopia via his amiibo card.

Prior to its removal in version 2.0, when the player scans Jingle's amiibo card and tries to invite him, he will say:

Hey there! I'm Jingle. And you must be Player? What can I do for you?
You want me to... go campsite? Aww, I don't know what that is, but it sounds pretty fun.
But I'm afraid that I can't right now. This little reindeer has a lot of work to handle behind the scenes.
I hope to see you on the next Toy Day though. It's gonna be magical!

Jingle's photo was the first photo of a special character in New Horizons, and can be obtained from the Toy Day stockings.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Jingle appears for a seasonal garden event 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 New Leaf[edit]

Sometimes haste makes waste!


Birthday Gender Species
December 24 Capricorn Male Reindeer
Pic version added Version 1.0
Coffee preferences
Jingle does not order coffee at The Roost.

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Sometimes haste makes waste!

Jingle's Happy Home Designer icon

Example of Jingle's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Birthday Gender Species
December 24 Capricorn Male Reindeer
Umbrella Red Umbrella HHD Icon.png Red umbrella
House request
Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
Favorite song  K.K. Birthday
Unlocked items
  •  Big festive tree
  •  K.K. Birthday
  •  Jingle's pic
  • Clothing:
  •  Santa hat
  •  Red umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Jingle's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    RV in Welcome amiibo[edit]

    Exterior of Jingle's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Jingle's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    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.
    Wall:  Party Wall
    Floor:  White Wood Floor
    Music: K.K. Sonata NL Texture.png K.K. Sonata

    Jingle's "Order furniture" list in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Sometimes haste makes waste!


    Birthday Gender Species
    December 24 Capricorn Male Reindeer
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Green) NH Model.png  Green
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Traditional 2 - Fabric 8) NH Model.png  Traditional 2 - Fabric 8
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Umbrella Tartan-Check Umbrella NH Icon.png Tartan-check umbrella
    Hobby Fashion
    Book Fashion Book NH Icon.png Fashion

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items

    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.

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