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Top 10 Favorite Christmas TV Specials

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

By DAVID WEINER

December 03, 2012

Arguably the most popular kiddie Christmas TV special ever, this Rankin-Bass masterpiece about "the most famous reindeer of all" tugs at the nostalgia heartstrings with its title tune, memorable stop-motion characters (from Yukon Cornelius and Hermey the Elf to the Abomidable Snowman -- "Bumbles bounce!") and universal themes of misfits finding friendship. The show first aired in 1964, and has become a perennial favorite ever since.

Get 'Rudolph' on 'The Original Christmas Classics Limited Keepsake Edition'

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