Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Absolutely the Top Christmas Special
|"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."|
Frosty the Snowman," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas").
|Arthur Rankin Jr., producer of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."|
|Young Rudolph showing that his nose glows when he gets excited.|
|Burl Ives with his character Sam the Snowman.|
|The misfit toys chatting with Rudolph.|
Janis Orenstein), who Rudolph decides to chat up at Fireball's urging. The two hit it off immediately. "I think you're cute." "She said I'm cute!"
|GE was so happy with "Rudolph," it wound up buying the entire network. Okay, maybe the two events were unrelated.|
|Rudolph is crafted in an innocent, boyish fashion.|
|Yukon Cornelius waving his pike.|
|The Abominable Snowman.|
|The Abominable Snowman showing his toothy grin.|
|Animator Kyoko Kita with the Animagic reindeer Rudolph.|
|The Abominable Snowman putting the star on the Christmas Tree.|
|The single from Decca Records.|
|A Japanese animator working on the Animagic sled.|
|Rudolph in mid-flight.|
|Santa and his sleigh riding above the clouds.|
Below, Burl Ives sings "Holly Jolly Christmas" in the single version recorded the year after the Christmas special. Ives owns "Holly Jolly Christmas" to this day, and it inhabits the upper reaches of the Billboard Holiday 100 songs charts every season.