Families 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.