Animal Crossing New Leaf: Christmas Eve

I walked out of my house and a message popped up: “Merry Christmas everyone!”

Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas everyone!

I went in my house and changed into my santa suit by swapping clothes with the mannequin. Easy peasy. Outside the aurora was dancing in the night sky.

Christmas Eve Aurora

I struck up a conversation with Margie and she asked if I had met Jingle the reindeer yet. I hadn’t, so I went off in search of him.

margie asks about jingle

Have you met Jingle the reindeer yet?

I spied jingle hiding out behind Brewster’s Café.

Meeting Jingle

Merry Christmas!
I’m the black-nosed reindeer Jingle!

Jingle went on and on about the romance of Christmas, the sound of bells, the white snow, the warm fireplace. He then went on to explain that he was delivering presents from Santa in the village…and that I looked just like Santa! And since I looked like Santa it would make everybody happy if they got their presents from me (because they’d think they were getting them from Santa himself). He asked if I’d deliver the presents and of course I couldn’t refuse.

santa bag

“That Santa bag contains all the presents for the villagers. It’s a magic bag!”

I didn’t know if I could look in the bag. I didn’t try. It’s treated like a tool and you can equip and unequip it like one. Kokuto says you could look in it if you took it off. You just couldn’t put anything in it or take anything out.

Everybody thought I was Santa with my big white bag. I stopped by Hakase first.

christmas hakase

OMG! Santa!
Merry Christmas!!!

I was prompted to give him a present. I knew he wanted wallpaper and I thought he was the only one who wanted wallpaper, but I had two in my bag. That meant Derry (the monkey) also wanted wallpaper—he never told me what he wanted. I had no idea which wallpaper to give Hakase. I made a snap decision and gave him the footprint wallpaper. He said it was just what he wanted. Score!

hakase like his present

Thanks Santa!
Good luck with the rest of your work!

Next I delivered to Margie. I knew she wanted light blue clothes. I had a leopard shirt, a grape soda shirt, and a sky shirt. I went with the sky shirt.

margie wants to open her present

“I wonder what’s inside?!
I’m opening it!”

She told me the sky shirt was just what she wanted. I did a happy dance and went on to find Shinobu who wanted yellow clothes. I figured the closes to that was the leopard shirt. She said she had been wanting that and changed into it immediately.

shinobu in her leopard shirt

“Thanks for the present!
Anyway…do you really like the color red?”

Next up: Nelson (the deer. LOL) He wanted food and I only had one food item in the bag, a peach.

nelson's peach

A peach?!
Exactly what I wanted!

I delivered to Lillian next. If you remember, both she and Iris wanted “consumer electronics.” I had no further specifics. And the electronics I was given to deliver were an upright vacuum cleaner and a 32 inch widescreen TV.

lillian gets a TV

“32” Widescreen TV!
Just what I asked for!”

Then I stopped by Yuka’s house to deliver the remaining shirt to her. She liked her grape soda shirt.

yuka's present

“Thanks to you I’m going to have wonderful memories of this Christmas Eve.”

I went to Iris’ house next. I felt a little guilty giving her the vacuum, but that was just what she wanted. Ok, I wouldn’t be mad to get a new vacuum either. I’m a little domestic that way.

iris waving

Iris waves goodbye to Santa

Ida got my last piece of furniture, a lovely long table. She was pleased, but she said “ehehe” afterward and I was worried. That doesn’t sound like a happy noise.

ida gets a present

“Sweet! I’m going to open it immediately!”

Derry the monkey was my last recipient. He never told me what he wanted, but all I had was wallpaper and since Hakase was happy with the wallpaper I gave him I figured this was the right present for Derry.

derry gets wallpaper

“No way?! Pipe Curtain wallpaper! How did you know I wanted that?!”

Obviously I knew because I’m Santa, Derry. Certainly not because I took notes all month long.

I went back and talked to Jingle and told him I was finished. He said everybody seemed happy and I delivered what everybody wanted. And finally it was time for my present: a Christmas Wreath (I didn’t ask for that).

jingle is pleased with my work

“Seeing everyone’s joyous faces made me happy”

And that concluded the Christmas Eve festivities. Kokuto’s didn’t go quite as smoothly as mine. He didn’t write down what everybody wanted and ended up with some dissatisfied villagers. I think Jingle will send me his picture tomorrow (I’m hoping) but I don’t know if Kokuto will get it since he didn’t make everyone happy.

If anyone wants to know what I want for Christmas: a Christmas Clock—the last Christmas set item that I’m missing. If you could order one for me I’ll pay you!


Because I picked it up I figured I’d tell you about the music box I got from Kaizo. It’s very flashy. It looks rhinestone encrusted. When it’s open it plays a song, though I don’t believe the song it plays is the one I gave him (which is a good thing. It was a slow depressing hymn).

music box

The closed music box

The open music box


Margie in her sky shirt



pitfallen Santa

pitfallen Santa

Angry Santa

Angry Santa



Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath