Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Way Back Wednesday - Rudolph the Red–Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red–Nosed Reindeer has been my favorite Christmas program since I was a little girl. It is a long-running Christmas television special produced in stop motion clay animation by Rankin/Bass and it first aired December 6, 1964 - which makes it 45 years old this year!!

Rudolph is based on the song by Johnny Marks - and his song was based on the 1939 poem of the same title written by his brother-in-law, Robert L. May. It has been telecast every year since 1964, making it the longest running Christmas TV special.

I'm not going into the plot because I'm sure everyone has seen and loved this special. So, I thought I would list my favorite songs from the special:
  • Jingle Jingle Jingle
  • The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year
  • A Holly Jolly Christmas
  • There's Always Tomorrow
  • and of course, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose. And if you
ever saw him, you would even say it glows. All of the other
reindeer used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor
Rudolph join in any reindeer games. Then one foggy Christmas
Eve Santa came to say: "Rudolph with your nose so bright, won't
you guide my sleigh tonight?" Then all the reindeer loved him as they shouted out with glee, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, you'll go down in history!

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