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Reindeer bring Christmas cheer to care home residents

Reindeer visit Langford View in Bicester Photo: ITV news

Some of Santa's reindeer have been bringing festive magic to the residents of a care home in Oxfordshire. Dasher and Comet were fed and stroked by residents at Langford View in Bicester. And they're not the only animal visitors this Christmas. Donkeys have also been raising a smile in Sussex.

Donkeys visit Prinsted Care near Emsworth Credit: ITV news

The pair of donkeys, who are said to be best friends, surprised residents by trotting into the lounge of Prinsted Care near Emsworth. Animals are well known to have therapeutic value and for some residents brought back memories of Christmas past. Here's our report by Mary Stanley.