It’s even taken over the Father Christmas in Google searches, trotting up the rankings and confirming that having some live furry antlered creatures at your shindig beats a man in a phoney beard any day.

Reindeer face

Leicestershire reindeer farmers Angie and Martin Flint told the Evening Standard “We’ve done a lot of winter weddings, with everything from having the reindeers greeting the guests at the reception to delivering the bride in a sleigh pulled by reindeer.

“However, we’re also really popular at Christmas parties, and meet and greets. We’ve done Celebrity Come Dine With Me, and even visited Downing Street.”

Book up fast, there’s only a limited number of reindeer shopping days until Christmas…