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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer

This is another favorite from my childhood. Rudolph is born to Donner, Santa's lead reindeer, but he has a problem. His nose is red and glows. His parents try to hide it but one day at the reindeer games his fake nose falls off. Soon the other reindeer are laughing at him and will not allow him to play anymore games. He decides to set off because he is such a misfit. He leaves with Hermey, a misfit elf who wants to be a dentist, and they soon meet up with a prospector named Yukon Cornelius. Along their journey the meet the Abominable Snow Monster and land on the Island of Misfit Toys. Soon Rudolph leaves his friends because the monster is following his nose and he does not want them to be hurt. When he arrives home he learns that his family has left to look for him. He manages to save the day and even leads Santa's sleigh during the worst Christmas storm in history.

I love this special. It gives a wonderful message to kids but it is also very entertaining. The music is wonderful and I always laugh at the end when Cornelius brings in Abominable to show he has changed. Burl Ives is also terrific as the narrator, a talking snowman named Sam. A great family classic.



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