I am thrilled to celebrate Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s 50th Anniversary with this fun giveaway, sponsored by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. All thoughts and memories are my own.
Christmas time is a season full of family traditions. From decorating the Christmas tree with mis-matched ornaments that we’ve collected over the years to baking the same treats every year (like caramels, English toffee and butterscotch bars…mmm!) to watching our favorite Christmas movies (we keep them packed away for 11 months of the year and only watch them during the month of December) to reading my huge collection of Christmas books. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention the music. I love listening to Christmas music.
I just love Christmas.
Like so many others, from my generation to my kids’ generation, I grew up watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer every Christmas. One of my favorite things about Rudolph, besides the fact that it is a wonderful story, is the music. From “Jingle Jingle Jingle” to “There’s Always Tomorrow” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas.” And, of course, the classic title song, “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
Did you know that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is airing on Tuesday, December 9th on CBS? No Christmas would be complete without Rudolph. This year’s special is particularly SPECIAL because Rudolph is turning 50. Can you believe that a TV movie made 50 years ago is just as entertaining as it was when it aired for the first time in 1964? And if Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has been playing for the last 50 Christmases, that definitely makes it a classic Christmas tradition if there ever was one.
Rudolph is 50!
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the longest-running and highest-rated holiday TV special of all time. Do you remember watching Rudolph as a kid? Do you enjoy watching Rudolph with your family each December?
Rudolph is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this month. Not only will we be watching the classic movie, but we’re enjoying a fun collection of children’s books, too. The anniversary celebration also includes a tie-in with the U.S. Postal Service, a collector’s edition DVD with new bonus material, a new stage musical, theme park and in-mall entertainment, and a social media campaign – #ShineBright – that celebrates uniqueness in association with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
About the NEW Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Themed Books
I am so excited about the collection of books celebrating Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s 50th Anniversary. They have made a classic addition to our Christmas book collection, and the kids are already enjoying them.
Square Fish, an imprint of the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, is releasing 6 new Rudolph-themed books that span a variety of formats, including the first ever graphic novel starring Rudolph and company, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS, by Brendan Deneen. Other formats include a classic storybook, a picture book, slide-and-find and lift-the-flap board books, and a ‘My Reader’ edition specifically designed for beginning readers. There’s something for the whole family!
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Classic Story 50th-Anniversary Edition – Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition for ages 4-8
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Slide and Find – Board Book for ages 2-4
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Life-the-Flap – Board Book for ages 2-4
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Rudolph Saves the Day – Paperback picture book for ages 3-7
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: My Reader – Level 2 Paperback Reader for ages 5-7
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Island of Misfit Toys – Middle-Grade Graphic Novel for ages 7-12
Connect with Rudolph
- Visit Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group Official Website
- Follow Macmillan Kids on Twitter
RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER 50th Anniversary Celebration Book Collection Giveaway
One winner from Better in Bulk will receive this collection of 6 new Rudolph children’s books. Prizing provided by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group; open to US residents only. Giveaway ends 12/10, after which a winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. Good luck!
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Teh Doll says
I love the story lesson in Rudolph. As a kid I didn’t watch it. But my kids watch it daily around the holidays. My little guy loves Rudolph.
Debra Caserotti says
My youngest brother had his first birthday on December 6th, 1964, when Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer premiered. So watching last night brought back many memories of that night.
one of my favorite holiday traditions.
Misha Estrada says
I watched Rudolph every year when it came on tv. My favorite is the elf who wants to be a dentist.
I have watched Rudolph every year for as long as I can remember and now my kids watch it too! It’s such a neat thing for generations after generations to watch during the holidays together!
I remember singing the song all the time when I was little, especially with my grandmother!
Melissa Stone says
I love the story line because it lets kids know you can be different from others and its okay :)
Ellie Wright says
I remember watching Rudolph in the early 70’s with my brother. He had a tiny black and white TV in his room.
Melissa L. says
I remember singing the song in school.
Lori M says
every christmas my brothers and i would love watching rudolph and frosty! some of my favorite memories as a child at christmas were watching these with my family. now my youngest son just loves rudolph and actually watches it all year long!!
Mary D says
The story of Rudolph is about someone being special and finally accepted. It is a good story to relate to young people so that they understand we are all different but we can fit it with our special talents.
Natalie j says
I love his cheery attitude but what I love most is his songs. I used to wake up every christmas morning and sing that song.
I remember being really excited for the night that Rudolph came on the tv… meant Christmas season had started :)
I remember watching the movie every year with my family around Christmas time
Dawn Monroe says
I cant wait to share Rudolph with my grand kids this year. I cant remember his name but I love the gold and silver digger guy with the mustache, Cornelius maybe?
Terry Maigi says
My siblings and I watched Rudolph every Christmas for as long as I can remember! We would make tons of popcorn and hot chocolate, it was so much fun!
Cassandra Eastman says
I remember watching Rudolph every year with my sisters growing up! My husbands first time to watch it was when we got married :)
Jessica H says
I always watched Rudolph with my little brother on Christmas Eve after making cookies to leave out for Santa. My favorite part is when Rudolph says, “I’m cute! She thinks I’m cute” and flies. :-)
Lacey Burd says
For as long as I can remember, my family has a movie marathon of Rudolph & the rest of the Christmas stop motion movies. We can’t get enough of those movies!
Nancy Collins says
I am old enough to remember when Rudolph was only on once a year and you couldn’t buy it at the store or tape it. We watched every minute and loved it.
I love the songs and old-fashioned style of movie making!
I loved watching this cartoon as a kid. My kids aren’t as fond of it as I am, which makes me sad. I was always so excited to watch this at Christmas time!
Kathy Noble Murphy says
I love the music — so much that I bought the soundtrack. Every year we take it to the school party!
Janet W. says
I remember watching this TV special with my daughters and we looked forward to it every year! Now I get to make new memories and watch it with my grandsons!