Animal Crossing 2016 Calendar

As you probably know, I’m a pretty big Animal Crossing fan. And when I heard that there was an Animal Crossing 2016 wall calendar, I decideac-calendard to pick it up. So I’ll share my thoughts on it and show you what it looks like.

Each month has a large Animal Crossing character displayed, although each one is unfortunately just a simple character model displayed on very basic backgrounds (stripes, grass, triangles, etc.). It’s a simplistic look, so you’re not going to be blown away by any of the art.

The calendar isn’t just based on U.S. holidays; it also lists holidays for Canada, Mexico, the U.K., Ireland, and Australia. The only downside is that it doesn’t include the dates of Animal Crossing events! But it’s made to function as a regular, real-life calendar…not a game guide.

Here’s a look at which character appears for each month:

  • January – Sableac-calendar-months
  • February – Phyllis
  • March – Pete
  • April – Copper
  • May – Leilani
  • June – Nat
  • July – Timmy & Tommy
  • August – Brewster
  • September – Lyle
  • October – Jack
  • November – Blathers
  • December – Jingle

Jack and Jingle (in October and December, respectively) make perfect sense; they are characters from holidays in those months. Nat in June also fits, since he hosts the Bug-Off. Maaaaaybe you could say Lyle looks like a teacher for back-to-school in September. But I’m not so sure about the others. Why not Pavé for Festivale in February? Why not Zipper for Bunny Day in March? Why not Franklin for the harvest festival in November?

There is one other cool feature about thisac-calendar-stickers calendar: It comes with stickers! It has a sheet of over 50 stickers featuring animal villagers, human villagers, special characters, fruit, and trees. You can stick them to dates on the calendar or use them for anything else. But for some reason, roughly one-third of the stickers are pictures of fruit. I think most Animal Crossing fans would rather have more of the characters that they love, rather than fruit and trees. Still, the stickers are a nice bonus.

The calendar may not be perfect, but it would make a good gift for any Animal Crossing fans this holiday season. Check your local stores for it or you can buy it from

If you have any theories as to why certain animals were shown for certain months, please share them in the comments!

6 thoughts on “Animal Crossing 2016 Calendar”

  1. Most of the characters don’t make much sense. Even if they didn’t stick to a certain theme they could have al least added more iconic characters like Isabelle and Tom Nook. Leilani doesn’t make any sense.

  2. I would prefer either Rover or Tom Nook for January, Resetti for Februrary, Blathers for September, Franklin for November. Where’s KK? Some really strange decisions for this calendar. Nice article 🙂

  3. This looks cool! But my parents say I have to wait 2more weeks until I can open it lol. Does it stick to the wall or will I need a hammer and a nail?

    1. The calendar itself isn’t adhesive (only the stickers are), so you will need a nail in the wall (or something similar) to hang it up.

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