Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Plus "Rudolph Shines Again"

Version: Unabridged
Author: Robert L. May
Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne
Genres: Christianity
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published In: December 2011
Length: 30 minutes
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Every year at Christmas time, young and old alike fall under the finger-snapping, joy-inspiring spell of this song. Now fans of the most famous reindeer of them all can become acquainted with the original story of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," written in verse by his creator, Robert L. May, in 1939.

Author Details

Author Details

L. May, Robert

Robert L. May created Rudolph in 1939, when his company, the Montgomery Ward department stores, asked him to write a Christmas story that they could give away to customers. Drawing on the tale of The Ugly Duckling, Mr. May penned the story of a sweet reindeer shunned because of his glowing red nose. Little did he know his creation was destined to become a Christmas classic. Years later, cartoons, movies, and the song we all know and love have secured Rudolph's place in Christmas history.