We know kids wish they could see Rudolph in real life sometimes, but we bet the residents of Carlton Hill in Nottingham, UK, didn't expect to see him prancing around their front gardens yesterday.

There was a Christmas event being held at the local Tesco car park, just up the road from a housing estate, but when a car horn beeped, the reindeer named Bjorn, absolutely pegged it down the road. 

Warren Porter, 23, saw the whole thing as he was getting into his car. "It was one of the weirdest, unexpected sights I will ever witness," he said. 

"I locked my doors and thought 'you're not getting in here, I've got carrots in my boot'. As it ran past, a woman dressed in festive gear was chasing up the road with a rope.

"You couldn't create a story like that."

Bjorn was found a little while later in a garden and was safely brought back to the stables. We're not sure Santa will be very happy with him though.