Roaming Reindeer: A New Family Christmas Tradition #FMEGifts14

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Author Angela Meju was inspired to write Roaming Reindeer™ to create her own Christmas tradition with her children, whose excitement and anticipation of Santa’s arrival grows every year.  This the perfect tradition for parents who forget to hide their Elf daily, or find that particular tradition a little bit creepy.  (Me!)

The book comes in a sturdy keepsake box which of course includes a Reindeer 1 and Reindeer 2.


Roaming Reindeer: A New Family Christmas Tradition

Angela Meju’s Christmas keepsake and children’s book, Roaming Reindeer™,  is a touching tale celebrating teamwork, good manners and the holiday season, and will serve as a fresh, new Christmas tradition for families and classrooms around the country.  Roaming Reindeer™ is centred on Gus and Sam, two of Santa’s reindeer, who decide to help Santa by visiting little girls and boys to report back on who is naughty and who is nice.

When the pair realize there isn’t enough time to visit all of the children, they call on their friends for help. The reindeer are sent off in pairs of two and are assigned a home to visit. Reindeer 1 is in charge of going back to Santa to report naughty children while Reindeer 2 stays to keep watch.


Roaming Reindeer: A New Family Christmas Tradition

Compared to the elf idea, this one is much easier on parents to execute.  Keep out number 2 at all times – he can move around the house or not – it’s up to you!  Number 1 comes and goes. If your children are being bad, he disappears and only returns when he is ready to (aka when mom or dad remembers to bring him out again!)  Both disappear Christmas Eve to report back to Santa until the next year!

I love that this new tradition is based on teamwork and encourages good behaviour.  Children will love both the book and the reindeer, the story is as cute as the two little stuffies.  What fun!


Roaming Reindeer: A New Family Christmas Tradition

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121 thoughts on “Roaming Reindeer: A New Family Christmas Tradition #FMEGifts14

  1. We usually wait until after breakfast to start to open the gifts, fdrives the kids nuts !! Used to go to Denny’s on Xmas eve after looking at lights. Lots of memories there. Strange but true. ALso, everyone tries to get a little mystery gift in the stockings, whoops Santa does that 🙂

  2. We eat Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve so that we can all enjoy Christmas Day without having to worry about cooking a big meal. On Christmas Day, we have hot turkey sandwiches from the left overs.

  3. We don’t have anything unique but on boxing day the whole family ( all my Aunts, Uncles and cousins) get together at the hall for our dinner.

  4. Kids get a mandarin orange in the toe of their stocking. They are allowed to dig into their stockings as soon as they get up but we don’t open gifts until after breakfast, and myself and hubby grab our cup of baileys and coffee!

  5. I don’t think we have any unique traditions…one gift per kid on christmas eve, they get to open their stockings when they wake up and pretty much have chocolate for breakfast (although I generally make bacon & cheese muffins and cinnamon buns on Christmas eve so that we have breakfast ready). Big turkey dinner on Christmas Day. We just stay home, and its just the boys (I have 5 sons), my husband and myself. Nothing too fancy 🙂

  6. Everyone gathers at grandma where we have moose pie and broken glass cake.Then we all settle in front of the tree and open one gift

  7. Our Christmas traditions are very standard, nothing unique. I would love to add this to our traditions though! I do NOT like the Elf on a Shelf “chore” at all – my daughter keeps asking to get one, and I dread the thought of having to move it each night (like I don’t already have enough to do!) so I keep saying no. This would be a great compromise!

  8. We don’t have anything unique now, but we used to cook a frozen lasagna for Christmas and have our turkey dinner on Boxing Day so we could enjoy Christmas without rushing to get a turkey in the oven.

  9. Probably nothing unique but we decorate gingerbread houses every year and drive around looking at lights while drinking eggnog.

  10. The only real tradition we have is the strange wrapped gift…one person will get a gift wrapped unconventionally…toilet paper, tape, newspaper, blanket, foil….

  11. When the kids were little, after they would go to sleep we would rub some soot on their cheeks. This showed that Santa had checked to see if they were asleep before leaving presents.

  12. We still pour brandy on the xmas pudding & light it to watch it “dance” & my aunt & uncle have a pickle ornament that they hide in their tree every year & the first person to find it gets an extra gift.

  13. I do not know if this is unique but for years, I made snowmen for my children and grandchildren- made of sweet dough, cut out like snowmen, iced with almond icing and decorated with cut-up gumdrops.
    They were extremely popular.

  14. I don’t think any of them are terribly unique. We spend a day making cookies and candy, we all get a new pair of PJ’s for Christmas Eve and open one gift…. traditions that I think a lot of others do as well. 🙂

  15. back when we didn’t have a fireplace the kids each got a special Santa Key which they would hang outside on the front door knob so Santa could come in, he would then put it on the tree after he left.. now we have a fireplace but the kids still put the keys out each year! Also when my son was young i built a gingerbread house and on Christmas day he recieved a Tonka back hoe toy(bigger one he would sit on) and to my dismay smashed the house with it..we laughed about it later and each year it became a tradition he would smash the gingerbread house on New Years Day! Now I make a chocolate house and after constructing the house I fill it with goodies so when smashed they get treats inside!

  16. We are in the process of building some new traditions since this is the first year the kids will be old enough to appreciate and enjoy Christmas 🙂

  17. The adults all hang up stockings at gramas house and each buy one small thing for each stocking. The kids all know we are to old for santa but we tell them we like to pretend

  18. Growing up we used to have clam chowder and pigs in a blanket for dinner every Christmas Eve. My Mother is from Boston Massachusetts so I’m not sure if that is a New England tradition or not.

  19. My Mom and I open our gifts on Christmas Eve so that we can spend Christmas morning at my niece’s house and watch my great nephew open his gifts.

  20. We do Christmas prayers from the 16th until the eve. This is nine days of thanks for what we have and wishes for Christmas and the new year.

  21. I don’t really have anything to spectacular, but we have to watch A Christmas Story every year and open one gift on Christmas Eve

  22. We don’t have any unique traditions. We always do the usual activities like decorating the tree, baking sugar cookies, and watching Christmas movies.

  23. Nothing really unique..Christmas eve we gather together and open one gift only, then watch a christmas movie and have some egg nog or hot chocolate

  24. We always have a bit of a scavenger hunt for a gift. It starts with a letter in the tree which has a clue in it and that clue leads to another clue and so on until the last one leads to a gift. And they are tricky clues.

  25. I would like to see New York if I had a person, who knew the city well, to be my guide. I think it would be wonderful to see some of one of the most vibrant cities in the Americas.

  26. Our family likes to start of the Christmas season participating in the Jingle Bell Dog Walk. This is a fundraiser for our local animal shelter.

  27. I used to think that getting Christmas Jammie’s every Christmas Eve was really unique…then I found out tons of people do it! Last year the kids unwrapped a new or use Christmas book I found and we read them. I am trying to think of something new and different to do every year with them to make the season more memorable.

  28. These little guys looks so fun! My only real tradition is that I love to see Christmas story. I also love to gift each girl a special ornament every year so they will have a beautiful collection of memories when they go to make their first tree.

  29. St. Nicholas comes on the night of the 5ft of December and puts small presents and chocolate in cleaned shoes and boots that are set up by the window.

  30. I don’t have any unique traditions anymore. But when my dad was alive I used to go on the fire truck with him on Christmas Eve and hand out presents to kids waiting to see Santa. We would give stocking filled with candy to the older kids and adults.

  31. I really like this recipe for these Eggnog Muddy Buddies. The recipe seems simple to make and the result looks very delicious. Thank you for this recipe.

  32. The most unique tradition I have is that I still hang my boys’ Christmas stockings from when they were little. They are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle stockings. My boys are 31 and 28 now. They are the first thing to go up right after the Christmas tree. Thank you for this cute giveaway. I have never been a big fan of the “elf”…….but I love this idea! Merry Christmas!

  33. We celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. We have all the kids pretend to go to bed and hide in their beds, and then have Santa come down the hall to check on them, then after he is gone they all come out to open their presents.

  34. We don’t really do anything unique…we celebrate on Christmas eve but I think many families do. We do celebrate my brother’s birthday first though because he was born Christmas eve. 🙂

  35. We make Christmas cookies together as a family on Christmas Eve day and then take them to homeless shelters and senior citizen centers on Christmas Eve.

  36. No unique traditions……I always have dinner and I always have all my kids and grandkids under one roof……for the day…that’s a blessing in itself…

  37. My husband made reindeer footprints that we stamp in the snow so the kids can see that Santa and his reindeer were at the house and that Santa got his cookies and milk

  38. I do not think we have any “unique” traditions. I have a close-knit family. I still love to bake snickerdoodle cookies with my mom and watch Hallmark movies with my grandmother.

  39. My daughter doesn’t consider it Christmas unless she’s got beef jerkey in her stocking (weird, I know). My oldest likes a chocolate orange. Traditions that they still adhere to now….the oldest in his own place with a family of his own. 🙂

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