The online industry news outlet, Horticulture Week, has reported on how alpacas are helping ease the squeeze on the cost of Christmas for many organisations. With the cost of hiring reindeer priced as high as £6,000 per event, alpacas are a totally adorable upgrade to make Christmas events more cuddly and adorable:

At this centre in Wales, there are donkeys, sheep and alpacas at Christmas, with £6,000 for reindeer hire deemed to expensive.

Meerkats, donkeys and alpacas replace reindeers for garden centre Christmas events

Unfortunately in this context, the Isle of Man Government prohibits alpacas and llamas from being imported to the island.