Celebrating 50 years of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

By Silver Dolphin Books on November 19, 2014
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Rudolph - 300dpiFamilies everywhere look forward to the airing of their favorite holiday television specials, one of the most popular being Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. This year marks 50 years since the Rudolph special first debuted (in 1964!); and we’re excited to introduce our special edition pop-up Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer book!

Start a new holiday family reading tradition with this delightful pop-up retelling of the beloved Christmas story. All of the classic characters join Rudolph for his North Pole adventure: Hermey the elf/aspiring dentist, Yukon Cornelius, and the doe-eyed Clarice.

This year, we invite parents to share these fun facts with their children as you enjoy the TV special and/or book together:

  • The beloved Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer classic holds the record as the longest-running Christmas television special!
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer first aired in December 1964. 2014 marks its 50th anniversary.
  • Rudolph is actually voiced by a woman, Billie Mae Richards, who was 43 when she helped bring young Rudolph to life.
  • Over 500 artists have recorded the holiday classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
  • This year look for Rudolph and friends on postal stamps!
  • Rudolph continues to be loved by millions; his story of trying to fit in is a theme that continues to be relevant today.
Source: Character Arts, LLC and Wikipedia.org                                         

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