50 Years of Rudolph Creating a Lifetime of Memories #Rudolph50

Did you know this year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1st broadcast of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” the longest running and highest rated holiday TV special of all time?? How many memories do you have of yourself as a kid watching Rudolph on TV? Long before the era of DVD’s, VCR’s and certainly DVRing TV shows, I can remember my Mom and Dad letting me stay up late every year on the evening Rudolph would air on TV. Oh how I loved it!

We’re celebrating with a fabulous Rudolph giveaway on Classy Mommy – all the entry details are below.
50 Years Rudolph Official Logo

Today, all these years later, I love watching Rudolph with my own children. Over the past 9 Christmas seasons, our family has developed our own holiday traditions and many of those of course involved our favorite red nosed reindeer – Rudolph. Kenzie has a variety of sweet holiday dresses over the years embellished with none other than Rudolph too.



The Kids Singing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer over the Years at Christmas

Some of my all time favorite memories are of the kids singing holiday tunes on Christmas with each other and every year performing a holiday show with their cousins. Rudolph has been a classic since the kids were tiny!

More Christmas Singing from the kids featuring Rudolph….

 6 New Rudolph Themed Books – From Graphics to Classics to Easy Readers

RudolphBooks New 50th Anniversary

Besides watching the TV special, which of course in this day and age, we own on DVD, we always love reading the story of Rudolph. Now there are even more versions and styles of the book to add to your holiday library collection. My kids LOVE when I pull out all the Christmas stories right before Thanksgiving.

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
    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 Books 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


Rudolph 50th Anniversary Giveaway Details

 One winner will receive the collection of 6 new Rudolph children’s books. Prizing provided by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.  Eligibility: Open to US residents only.

1. Leave a comment below by December 1st, 2014

2. Daily comments as daily entries are allowed.

3. Tweet the following for an entry: I’m hoping to win the Rudolph 50th Anniversary Prize package from @ClassyMommy #Rudolph50 

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Note: Thanks to Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own. 

85 thoughts on “50 Years of Rudolph Creating a Lifetime of Memories #Rudolph50”

  1. 2. Daily Comment on 11-20-14. I like the part in the story and song that goes, “but do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?” Of course everyone knows it’s Rudolph.

  2. 2. One of the daily comments, nice to see kids sitting on Santa’s laps with smiles. So many little ones seem to cry. Your kids look very happy.

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