Everyone likes a good story and Santa’s reindeer aren’t going to work without one.
It’s Christmas Eve at a snowy North Pole and Santa is dressed and ready to get to work. But where are all the reindeer? Santa’s looked far and wide, near and far, high and low; here, there and everywhere…but there’s not a single reindeer in sight. Out in the fields, Dasher’s dashing, Dancer’s dancing and Donner’s dozing. Santa needs his reindeer, and fast. Will the traditional Christmas story bring the herd together…
Christmas is all about special family traditions and Santa’s Story is a wonderful ode to those things that matter. When I was little, my sister and I would put a special gold key in the letterbox so Santa could deliver the presents before we settled down for a reading of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. We have long grown up but these traditions live on through my niece.
With plenty of reindeer games the simply told story, that features some lovely alliteration, of Santa in distress is utterly adorable. Readers will be nervously hoping that Santa can find his sleigh-pullers in time but they need not worry as, despite a brief moment of drama, the herd come together to enjoy their pre-flight ritual. The idea that Santa reads the same story to his reindeer that children around the world hear before they snuggle in their beds is just magical.
Full of gorgeous snowy landscapes and gentle winter wonderlands, this is a proper wintry read to curl up with on a cold night. No need to worry about the chills though, jolly Santa and his expressive reindeer bring smiles, warm hearts and festive feels to all.
A short and sweet Christmas Eve read, best enjoyed with cookies and milk.
Recommended for 2+.