70 Funny Reindeer Jokes For Holly Jolly Christmas

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Jessica Amlee

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Reindeer are more than just the quintessential Christmas card creatures prancing through snowy landscapes. They are real animals, adapted to cold climates with their thick fur and unique hooves. However, they are most famous for their role in Christmas lore as Santa’s sleigh pullers. According to the popular story, Santa Claus’s reindeer, led by the red-nosed Rudolph, fly him around the world on Christmas Eve, helping him deliver gifts to children. Each of Santa’s reindeer, from Dasher to Blitzen, has its own personality and role in the team, making them beloved characters in holiday tales and songs.

Reindeer jokes bring a playful twist to these festive icons, mixing the magic of Christmas with a dash of humor. These jokes often feature the antics of Santa’s flying team, imagining what life might be like at the North Pole or how reindeer handle their one-night-a-year job. They’re a fun way to add some laughter to the holiday season, shared among friends and family as they gather around the Christmas tree or sit by the fire. With a blend of whimsy and wit, reindeer jokes capture the lighter side of the holiday spirit, proving that even Santa’s trusted helpers can be the center of a good-natured chuckle.

Best Reindeer Jokes

What’s a dinosaur’s least favorite reindeer?

What do reindeer hang on their Christmas trees?

What do female reindeer do for fun?
Go into town and blow a couple hundred bucks.

Knock, knock.
(Who’s there?)
(Olive who?)
Olive the other reindeer.

What’s the difference between Santa Claus and voter fraud?
One is a childish fantasy about getting what you want. The other has flying reindeer.

Yo mama so dumb, she thinks blitzkrieg is one of Santa’s reindeer.

You ever hear of Randy the Brown Nosed Reindeer?
He was as quick as Rudolph but couldn’t stop as fast.

How much does it cost Santa to park his sleigh and reindeer?
Nothing! It’s on the house!

Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
No, they already have names.

What is the purpose of reindeer?
It makes the grass grow, sweetie.

What’s the difference between Beer Nuts and Reindeer Nuts?
Beer nuts are about $2.50, Reindeer Nuts are under a buck.

What does Santa do with a lazy reindeer?
Sleighs ’em.

Did you know Santa has only two reindeer?
Rudolph and Olive, the other reindeer.

How to get out of buying your kids Christmas presents?
Explain to them that due to Global Warming that the North Pole melted and that Santa and the Reindeer drowned.

Knock, knock.
(Who’s there?)
(Rudolph who?)
Loving money is the Rudolph all evil.

How do reindeer fly?
They use their Missile-toes.

Why doesn’t Santa use reindeer milk in his coffee?
He prefers non-deery creamer.

Why is Santa’s reindeer allowed to spend Christmas together?
Because they have herd immunity.

How can you tell Rudolph the reindeer was male?
He was only liked when he was useful.

Knock, knock.
(Who’s there?)
(Ray who?)
Reindeer are getting ready for Christmas!

What is Hitler’s favorite reindeer?

Do you know which animal comes from the sky?

What street in France do reindeer live on?
Rue Dolph.

What is the world’s wettest animal?
The reindeer.

What’s a reindeer’s favorite celebrity?

You’ve never heard of the 10th Reindeer?
The first eight are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen.
The 9th is Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, and the 10th is the jerk called Olive.
Why do they call him a jerk?
Olive the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names.

Yo mama so loud, when she speaks, even Santa’s reindeer cover their ears!

How does Santa choose which female reindeer to breed with his prized stud?
By choosing the one that’s the best bang for the buck.

What do reindeer have that other animals don’t have?
Baby reindeer.

What happens when you cross Santa Claus with five shots of tequila?
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.

What do you call a blind reindeer?
“I have no eye deer.”

Knock, knock.
(Who’s there?)
(Reindeer who?)
It looks like rain, dear!

What’s the difference between a Knight and Santa’s reindeer?
The Knight is slayin the Dragon, and the reindeer are dragon the sleigh!

What did the reindeer say when Santa told him a funny joke?
“You sleigh me.”

What do you call a reindeer on Halloween?
A cariboo.

Where do you find reindeer?
It depends where you left them.

Do you know where reindeer come from?

What did the reindeer say to the elf?
Nothing, reindeer can’t talk.

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What do you call Santa’s most impolite reindeer?

Knock, knock.
(Who’s there?)
(Anita who?)
Anita lift please, Rudolph!

How many reindeer were left after Santa got stranded in the mountains?
Only one. Donner ate the rest.

What do call someone who takes care of reindeer and really enjoys it?
A Jolly Rancher.

Yo mama so slow, when she tried to race Santa’s reindeers, they had time to deliver presents around the world and still lap her!

What did Santa say to Mrs. Claus when he saw a thunderstorm?
“Looks like reindeer!”

What did the reindeer father say to the reindeer son?
“I caribou you.”

What animal would make a good meteorologist?
A reindeer.

Which reindeer is always wasted?

Knock knock.
(Who’s there?)
(Dee who?)
Deer are cool, but reindeer are cooler!

What do you call a notification reindeer?

What does Santa call reindeer that can’t fly?

What do you call a reindeer with no eyes no legs and no mouth?
A snowman.

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Do you know why Santa and eight reindeer couldn’t open his vehicle?
One horse open sleigh.

What did the reindeer say on the Roller coaster?
“Hold on for deer life.”

Knock, knock.
(Who’s there?)
(Rudolph who?)
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.

How did Santa’s reindeer look when they got 3 piece tailored suits?

What do you call an alcoholic reindeer?

Do you know why Finnish reindeer herders are always calm?
They’re nomads.

One Christmas Eve, many decades ago, Santa Claus announced to his elves, “I’m supposed to begin my annual flight in one hour. But there are still some toys that need to be made and put into my sack. I need all seven of my elite toymakers to finish the toys on time.”
“I’m so sorry, Mr. Kringle,” said the elf in charge of the workshop. “One of the elite toymakers is on vacation, and two are sick. I’m afraid we only have four elites tonight.”
“So be it,” said Santa.
It took two hours for the elves to finish making the toys. By the time they were done, Santa was one hour overdue.
Finally, the sack was full. Santa dragged the heavy sack out of the workshop and to his sleigh. But the sleigh, of course, was very old, and some of the wood was rotting. So when Santa put the sack into the sleigh, it went right through the wood.
He hoisted the sack out of the hole, rushed to the barn, and came back with a hammer, nails, a ruler, a saw, and several planks of fresh wood.
It took two hours for Santa to fix the sleigh. By the time he was done, he was three hours overdue.
Finally, the hole in the sleigh had been patched. Santa went back to the barn to put away the hammer, the ruler, and the saw, and also to fetch his eight tiny reindeer. But when he got there, he found that he had left the door open. “Oh no!” he said. “Some of the reindeer may have escaped!”
Indeed, when Santa entered the barn, he found that Dasher, Dancer, and Donner had run away. To make matters worse, Comet and Cupid were giving birth to fawns. Only three of the regular reindeer could pull the sleigh that year.
Santa immediately ordered some of his elves to look for the missing reindeer, and others to help Comet and Cupid give birth. Then he hitched Prancer, Vixen, and Blitzen to the sleigh without any problems. Now he needed to find five replacement reindeer. He eventually settled on Basher, Flasher, Smasher, Rudolph (this was before his nose started glowing), and Fred.
But those reindeer had never pulled a sleigh before, and it took two hours for Santa to hitch them. By the time he was done, he was five hours overdue.
Finally, a very stressed Santa Claus sat in his sleigh, ready to begin his flight. Just then, an angel walked by with a Christmas tree she had cut down.
“Good evening, Santa,” said the angel. “Where do you want me to put this?”
And so began the tradition of putting the angel at the top of the tree.

What did the reindeer say to a kid before telling them a joke?
“This one is gonna sleigh you.”

What do you call a group of murdered reindeer?

What do you call a reindeer with a condom on its face?
F*ck nose.

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Rudolph who?
Run, run Rudolph, Santa has to make it to town

What did Santa say at the strip club?
“Make it reindeer.”

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What reindeer game do reindeer play at sleepovers?
Truth or deer.

Which reindeer have the shortest legs?
The smallest ones.

What game does reindeer play in their stalls?

If there was a reindeer racing league, what would it be named?

Ever heard of Adolph the Brown-nosed reindeer?
His brakes don’t work.

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer’s grades improved in math, science, and English.
But he went down in history.

Who used to bully Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

Where do Santa’s reindeer go for a quiet cup of coffee?

Knock, knock.
(Who’s there?)
(Who who?)
Hooves are what deer have on their feet…

What is Rudolph’s favorite day of the year?
Red Nose Day.

Dasher, dancer, prancer, and vixen.
The four stages of Bruce Jenner.

Have a better reindeer joke? Your own puns and one-liners can be written in the comment section below.

Jessica Amlee, born in 1996 in Laughlin, Nevada, is a delightful humorist and joke writer with a penchant for puns. She studied at Emerson College, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Comedy. Jessica's comedic style combines snappy one-liners and observational humor, making her a rising star in the world of comedy.

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