One of our favorite Christmas books (and I'm sure a lot of other peoples' too) is Olive, the Other Reindeer. Olive, an adorable little dog hears people singing "All of the other reindeer..." and understands it to be "Olive, the other reindeer..." She decides she must be a reindeer instead of a dog and departs immediately for the North Pole to help Santa. Santa (being the generous guy he is) decides to go ahead and let her be a part of the team leading his sleigh. Though she can't fly, Olive helps in other unexpected ways. She chews Santa out of the tree he becomes tangled in (dogs are good at chewing things), she retrieves the flutes that fall out of the sleigh (dogs are good at retreiving stick-like things) and she sniffs her way back to the North Pole through the fog (dogs are good at smelling things, especially cookies baked by Mrs. Claus.) Olive proves to be so useful that Santa makes her an honorary reindeer and they all head out to play reindeer games.
So we did too! You pretty much cannot read Olive without singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer so this is sort of a combination game. Put a nose on Rudolph or throw a ball to Olive. I started by cutting some holes in the top of an empty ice cream bucket.
I printed off some pictures from the internet. I also covered the bucket with wrapping paper to make it a little more festive. Meet Olive and Rudolph:
Drew loved it so much he took it to bed with him last night. (The game, not the book.)