Sunday, November 25, 2007

"Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer"

You know Dasher, and Dancer, And Prancer and Vixen,
Comet and Cupid, And Donner and Blitzen,
But do you recall
The most famous reindeer of all...

Yes, folks, that would be “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Another one of the great holiday classics.

It’s the story about a reindeer named (take a wild guess, here) Rudolph, who was born with a red, shiny (and quite noisy) nose. His father tried to cover it up, but when playing “reindeer games” the fake nose false off, and Rudolph’s shiny nose is exposed! And, so, of course the other reindeer make fun of him and kick him out of the games.

But of course, every reindeer has his day.

One Christmas Eve, it’s so snowy and stormy, Santa can’t see, until he decides that Rudolph’s shiny nose could guide him through, and he asks Rudolph to guide his sleigh. Rudolph, of course says yes. The day is not only saved, but on the way, Rudolph and Santa stop at the Land of Misfit toys and rescue them, too. During the story, Rudolph also befriends a misfit elf named Hermie, a gold prospector named Yukon Cornelius (“Silver? I thought you were after gold?” “Wahoooooooooooooo! Nothin!”)

You can check out more on “Rudolph” here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058536/

2 comments:

claire said...

Thank you for the lovely rendition of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, good sir! That's my absolute favorite Christmas Classic movie.

I get nostalgic watching the rest of them, too. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town and Frosty the Snowman still make me feel like a kid after all these years. I dare say those movies are magical portals to my childhood.

All 7 movies finally together in the beautifully packaged Christmas Classics DVD box-set! As if the package isn't complete enough, it even comes with a lovely bonus music CD. You can buy this keepsake at any store where you buy DVDs, but it’s also available at http://www.christmasclassics.tv. It’s a wonderful gift to yourself, your children and anyone you want to share the magic of Christmas with.

Happy holidays! :)

Brad Wadlow said...

Thanks for reading the blog, and your comment, claire! I appreciate it! Glad I could bring back some memories! Keep reading and posting! And be sure to tell me your favorite TV shows!