We’ve made it a little over a third of the way through our advent calendar, so I figured it was time to include a Christmas story. We’re loving Olive, the Other Reindeer with its bright and modern graphics, its sweet holiday humor, and its delightful little heroine.
When Olive the dog misinterprets a line from “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” she realizes that she must be late for her duties at the North Pole.
Santa and the reindeer are kind of perplexed as to why a dog has shown up expecting to come along with them on their Christmas Eve journey, but they’re game and tie her to their harness so that when they fly, she “flies” (or rather hangs) along with them. As it turns out, a dog has some helpful traits as Olive lends a hand through her propensity for chewing sticks, her ability to howl loudly, her inclination for fetching, and her keen sense of smell. Of course at the end, the reindeer happily include her in their reindeer games.