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
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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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