21 Christmas Animals in English from All around the World

Forget jingle bells, Santa Clause, and Christmas carols. Get ready for some good old-fashioned holiday cheer with your favorite animals from the northern hemisphere—and a few from the southern one too.

Christmas Animals

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What Are Christmas Animals?

Christmas animals are unique, little-known animals that only come out at Christmas. They could be tiny tropical insects or large mammals, but they all have one thing in common—they burst out of hiding around Christmas time.

List of Christmas Animals

  • Polar bear
  • Robin
  • Butterfly
  • Fox
  • Hummingbird
  • Bumblebee
  • Turkey
  • Rooster
  • Ladybug
  • Penguin
  • Camel
  • Partridge
  • Turtle dove
  • Sheep
  • Reindeer
  • Donkey
  • Kangaroo
  • Dog
  • Goat
  • Wren
  • Mouse

Christmas Animals with Interesting Facts

Christmas Polar Bear

This cute, furry animal has been spotted on the North Pole many times. It is so shy that it is not always easy to spot, but it sports very long fur and large ears.

Polar bears have a translucent fur that appears white, but their skin is actually black, which helps them absorb the sun’s heat.

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Christmas Robin

In the UK, robins are sometimes called “Christmas robins” because they are featured on many Christmas cards and decorations.

During the winter months, robins often gather in flocks to search for food and shelter. It has a red breast, orange legs, and a long tail.

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Christmas Butterfly

This butterfly flaps around during the cold winter months. This still does not stop it from having an appetite for yummy chocolate cookies and candy canes.

The Christmas robin lives in the North Pole, where it is safe from predators and can feed on berries. The males are handsomely dressed, with bright feathers and bright red beaks.

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Christmas Fox

The foxes love to be around the Christmas tree and enjoy finding food under the tree. However, they are not so happy if they spot a cat or a dog stealing something from their stocking.

Foxes are known for their playful behavior and can often be seen frolicking in the snow during the winter months. The clever creatures can even open doors!

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Christmas Hummingbird

The Christmas hummer is a mysterious animal that only comes out of its winter burrow once a decade. Once the cold temperatures start to rise, the hummer’s wings beat faster and it starts looking for food. The hummer does not feed on leaves like its relatives but will eat any kind of nutritious plant.

The hummingbird is a small bird that flies faster than any other bird. It is the official state bird of New Mexico and the only species of hummingbird to live in North America.

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Christmas Bumblebee

The bumblebee’s scientific name is Bombus pascuorum (for hummingbirds). The bumblebee is an insect that collects sap from plants. It is the only species of bumblebee native to North America.

In some cultures, bumblebees are seen as symbols of hard work and industry, which are qualities that are celebrated during the Christmas season.

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Christmas Turkey

The male and female Christmas turkeys fly south in late November and meet at the local mating grounds. For their entire lives, they will stick together as a pair (hence their name) and will probably have eggs every year.

In the United States, turkey has been a traditional Christmas dish since the 19th century, and it is now a staple of holiday meals around the world.

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Christmas Rooster

The rooster is a bird that gets its name from the male’s crowing. The crowing is used to alert other roosters and let them know who’s boss (which doesn’t work out very well). The rooster came to Europe in the 1500s as a gift from the Turks.

Roosters are known for their colorful plumage, with many species featuring bright reds, oranges, and yellows.

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Christmas Ladybug

The ladybug has a shiny, red, round shell with black spots on it. The ladybug is one of the most recognized insects in America.

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Christmas animals are fun, interesting, and mysterious. They also offer a great example of the importance of wildlife conservation. All of the Christmas animals need protection, and you should always help protect animals. Kids would love to see these animals at Christmas time and can learn more about them when they get older.

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