LAPawlicki - 17 days ago, Verified purchaser
Reindeer In Here is basically a much more "active" Elf On The Shelf, filling the elf's niche of reporting to Santa each night while allowing itself to touched, played with, and taken along for adventures, unlike the elf. The RIH also has the added bonus of teaching kids that "Different is Normal" through its asymmetrical antlers. It's a much cuter and less stressful alternative to EOTS, but as someone who also owns an Elf and all three Elf Pets, I'm not against using them both if the family is up to the task. I discovered Reindeer In Here just last year, when I bought the original 2017 version of the kit. I found it quite charming, but I was never a fan of the book's illustrations, which felt "unfinished." Imagine my surprise when I found out they were going to release a brand new, 2.0 version for 2022! This new version includes a much sturdier box (complete with air holes!), a smaller and more flexible plush (which may be my only minor complaint, as it makes the reindeer look like it walks on two legs), and a more compact book that has been given a complete overhaul illustration-wise. Major props to Xindi Yan (illustrator of the new book) because, when compared to the 1.0 version, the new art looks absolutely stunning. I'm ecstatic that RIH is getting a TV special, too! At the time of writing it has not yet aired (Nov 29 at 9pm on CBS), but I'm super excited to see how expands on the universe of this charming new Christmas tradition!