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Did you know that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the longest-running and highest-rated holiday TV special of all time? That didn’t surprise me at all. This year is the 50th Anniversary of the original TV classic.

50 Years of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer; #giveaway #Rudolph50My Rudolph Memories

When I was younger, there were two things that signified the holiday season has begun. We put up our decorations and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was on TV. There were no DVD players or videos to buy, so everyone had to sit around the TV and watch it when it was on.

We would plan our activities around the show because we didn’t want to miss it. I remember sitting with my sister and parents watching it and every year I cried when the other reindeer wouldn’t let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games (I’ll bet you were singing that.)

Rasner Family Christmas #Rudolph50

Christmas at the Rasner house in the 70s.

The photo on the left is me at about age 3 1/2. The top right is my sister watching TV during the holiday season and the below right is my Grandmother reading a Christmas book to my little sister.

The 50th anniversary celebration is running with a social media campaign, #ShineBright, that celebrate the uniqueness along with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. We may not have called it bullying 30 years ago, but we all knew how Rudolph felt and no one wanted to feel that way.

Rudolph Books

Six new Rudolph-themed books are being released in 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.

Here is a list of all the books and the format they come in along with the intended age group.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Classic Story (Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition for ages 4-8)

Rudolph Class Storybook #Rudolph50

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Slide and Find (Board Book for ages 2-4)

Rudolph Slide and Find book #Rudolph50

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Life-the-Flap (Board Book for ages 2-4)

Rudolph Lift the Tab Book #Rudolph50

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Rudolph Saves the Day (Paperback picture book for ages 3-7)

Rudolph Picture Book #Rudolph50

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Island of Misfit Toys (Middle-Grade Graphic Novel for ages 7-12)

Rudolph and the Island of Misfit Toys #Rudolph50

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: My Reader (Level 2 Paperback Reader for ages 5-7)

Rudolph My Reader Level 2 book #Rudolph50

 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Book Giveaway

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group is offer a giveaway to my readers. One(1) reader will receive the collection of 6 new Rudolph children’s books.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Giveaway #Rudolph50

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. All opinions and words are my own.