Sometimes it’s easy to get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and forget about the good that this time of year is supposed to represent. This year, a special reindeer pal is here to remind kids and families about the importance of kindness at all times, especially during the Christmas season.
Reindeer in Here is not entirely new — This tale of a young North Pole reindeer with mismatched antlers has been around as a book for almost five years now. However, this year, the story of Blizzard (aka “Blizz”) came alive in a new, animated special on Paramount+. Along with this family-friendly special came a new slate of products for kids ages 3 and up.
This new set includes a new version of the Reindeer in Here storybook, complete with new illustrations from Xindi Yan. The book comes with a plush version of Blizzard, who is intended to become kids’ companion throughout the holiday season, serving as a go-between who learns kids’ holiday wishes and shares them with Santa. However, for families who already have an original version of Reindeer in Here or are hoping to fill their house with even more goodies inspired by the new special, the Blizzard Plush from Just Play is also a great option.
This super-soft version of Blizzard comes in a seated position and has big, embroidered eyes. Kids will recognize some of Blizz’s features from the book and the special, including his collar of bells and his mismatched antlers. These antlers are a major feature in Reindeer in Here — Blizzard accepting his physical difference encourages kids to acknowledge, accept, and love what makes them different.
At $7.99, this plush Blizzard is the perfect price and size to be a great stocking stuffer. Whether Blizz is kids’ pal year-round or just for the month of December, he is sure to become a fast favorite.
The Blizzard plush is just one part of a larger collection of Reindeer in here products, which are available exclusively at Target and include blankets, pajamas, and more.
The Blizzard plush may be small, but he is packed with holiday spirit!