Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer


“What did Rudolph do? He saved capitalism! Kids got their presents. Can you imagine? The very idea that we won’t get our loot, our gifts, and there’ll be no Black Fridays—O my God!” That was Paul Soles, putting it all in perspective, when I spoke to him last week about Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. Fifty

While some of us may not yet be in the holiday spirit, the above clip is a welcome bit of seasonal ballyhoo from CBS. It probably helps that I’ve spent the day speaking with folks connected to two classic Christmas specials, including Toronto-native Paul Soles, who voiced Hermy the elf in Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. Ruddy,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so this week on CHML, Scott Thompson asks about the big sell out involving our favourite animated Christmas specials.Specifically, we talk about those Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer ads that are playing this month during other holiday specials.  Scott says the campaign features the Aflec health insurance duck

CHML’s Scott Thompson wants to know why the holy trinity of animated Christmas specials–Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer (1964), A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) and Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)–continue to draw big ratings 45 years after they premiered. Last week’s re-broadcast of Rudolph on CBS (it originally aired on NBC) drew an overnight audience