Today is Christmas Eve, so I’m thinking about Christmas animals.
When I think about Christmas, the first animal I think of is a small white or mourning dove flying off the barn that baby Jesus was born in. There were other animals in the barn too, like sheep, cows, and maybe an ox. They were the first animals to see baby Jesus. Mary rode on a donkey to get there.
There was a flock of sheep that saw a sky full of angels singing about Jesus. They went with their shepherds to go see Jesus. The wise men rode on camels to see Jesus.
Another Christmas animal is reindeer, also called caribou. Santa uses reindeer to pull his sleigh. Most reindeer have black noses or white noses.
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