A story that goes down in history

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer has been warming hearts of families since 1964

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Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer has been warming hearts of families since 1964

By: Zachary Pereira, Spring Editor and Reporter

It’s Christmas time again and with that brings a whole host of holiday movies. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer aired in 1964, and 52 years later does it still hold up as a Christmas Classic for all?

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer originally aired December 6, 1964 and is still warming hearts of family’s today. Following the classic story, the film was made for TV.

Narrating the story is Sam the Snowman (Burt Ives).  Ives does a great job setting the mood and providing background on the story. If you didn’t know already Rudolph (Billie Mae Richards) was born with a red nose. This nose causes Rudolph to become the joke of town and is not treated fairly.  Similar to Rudolph is Hermey the elf (Paul Soles), Hermey hates making toys. This hate of toy making causes Hermey to be shunned by all the other elves. Hermey just wants to become a dentist and open up his own practice.  While watching the movie viewers sympathize  for how Rudolph and Hermey were treated and allows viewers to connect with the movie.  Bonding over there differences Rudolph and Hermey eventually leave town but soon realize home is where they belong.

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a good movie; being over 50 years old it still holds up strong. It’s age however helps the movie, the claymation style of filming really helps make the film stick in the viewers head.  Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer   was a favorite movie of mine as kid. My family enjoyed watching it and helped bring us holiday spirit. Viewing the film again at age 15 it’s safe to say I still love it. Some parts of the film didn’t stick with me as much this time around but due to my age this is understandable.

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the prefect film for the family on Christmas.  Some scenes may be a little scary for some younger viewers but that won’t ruin the magic the movie creates. I give Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4 out 5 candy canes.

Four out of five candy canes = a Kiss Under the Misletoe
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Four out of five candy canes = a Kiss Under the Misletoe