Christmas Classic Jumps From the Screen! *Rudolph*

What a fantastic find!  Characters from the original 1964 show, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” have jumped from the screen, and landed in the foyer at 77 West Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago.

Talk about a Christmas classic! The original program used a method called, “stop motion“animation, bringing the characters to life in such a delightful way.  The photo above is that of “Sam the Snowman,” with the wonderful voice of Burl Ives.

Now who do we have here? Why, it’s Rudolph, prospector Yukon Cornelius, and Hermey, the wayward elf whose passion for dentistry is a mighty cry from his employ as one of Santa’s little helpers!

And where have our intrepid travelers landed? Why, it’s the Island of Misfit Toys!  Here’s Charlie, who bemoaned (and rightfully so) “What child would want to play with a Charlie in the Box?”

Ah, here’s dolly (I think she’s lovely!)

This cutie-pie elephant with his lovely pink spots!

And train with its square wheels!

His Royal Highness, gentle King Moonracer (the winged lion and monarch of the island) asks our traveling trio to make sure they tell Santa all about the toys on Misfit Island (*spoiler alert:  they do and Santa picks up all the toys and delivers them to girls and boys all over the world on Christmas Eve).

Apparently in the very first showing of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa doesn’t go to Misfit Island and pick up the toys.  There was such a brouhaha over it that eventually they added the scene where Santa does indeed rescue the toys (and rightfully so, I might add!)

Major kudos to the folks who designed this remarkable display.  I think they’ve done a brilliant job at showing us these treasured Christmas characters in ‘real life.’

Have you seen this program? If so, who is your favorite character?

 

  22 comments for “Christmas Classic Jumps From the Screen! *Rudolph*

  1. December 14, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Oh yes I remember this wonderful movie Cher! Must have been the 1960’s, great memories and boy did they do a great job making these! 🥰

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    • December 14, 2019 at 9:37 pm

      Yes, it was made in 1964! They sure did, didn’t they, John? Thank you! Cher xo

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  2. December 14, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    delightful

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    • December 14, 2019 at 9:37 pm

      Ah, thanks Don! I agree! Cher xo

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  3. December 14, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Love it and sharing! ❤ Merry Christmas, Cher! xo

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    • December 14, 2019 at 9:38 pm

      Why thank you so much, dear Bette! Merry Christmas to you! Cher xo

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  4. December 14, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    how fun! I have always loved this movie and nice it made it off the screen –

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    • December 14, 2019 at 9:38 pm

      Ah, me too, Beth!! Thank you! Cher xo

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  5. December 14, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Aww! What a treat to view something from my past. Loved that show. Dolly has a demo tape. What about you?

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  6. December 15, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    “Characters from the original 1964 show, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” have jumped from the screen, and landed in the foyer at 77 West Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago.” …. what a beautiful sight!!
    Happy Holidays …

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    • December 16, 2019 at 4:32 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Horty! And huge apologies for not thanking you much earlier! It’s been quite a busy time for me! Cher xo

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      • December 16, 2019 at 6:04 pm

        All is good, dear one! … hugs!! ❤ …

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      • December 16, 2019 at 6:32 pm

        Bless you and thank you, dear Horty! Hugs back!! 🤗♥️

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  7. December 15, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    I’ve seen it, Cher, but don’t remember the details of specific characters. This is such an amazing display!

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    • December 16, 2019 at 4:33 pm

      Isn’t it cool, Becky? I am going to make sure to watch it over the holidays! Thank you! Cher xo

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  8. Boomer EcoCrusader
    December 15, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    I didn’t realize that show is the same age as me! What a wonderful display. Thanks for sharing Cher.

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    • December 16, 2019 at 4:34 pm

      Why yes it is, Michelle!! I would love to find out who created it. They sure did a great job! Thanks my dear! Cher xo

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  9. December 16, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Love the elephant but where’s the bumble?

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