For more than 30 years, families have gathered 'round the television to watch Rudolph's journey from the North Pole to the Land of Misfit Toys. Sure, stop-motion animation is a thing of the past, but characters like Hermey the elf, Yukon Cornelius and the not-so-Abominable Snowman are timeless. Now, this made-for-TV special—narrated by the great Burl Ives—is as synonymous with the holiday season as Santa Claus and cookie swaps.
In one hour, Rudolph and his friends teach us important lessons about embracing our differences and being ourselves…and they do it with song! When you hear the familiar tune to songs like "Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Silver and Gold," you know Christmas is around the corner.