Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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The Most Rewatched Christmas Movies
10 Most Rewatched
Christmas Movies

10 Most Rewatched Christmas Movies

These films are most likely in your holiday movie rotation, poll says

(Newser) - Whether or not you believe Die Hard is a Christmas movie, a good number of people invite Hans Gruber into their yearly December rotation. According to a Yahoo/YouGov poll, the 1988 action film made it into the top 10 list of movies people rewatch every holiday season. Home Alone (1990)...

Co-Creator of Beloved Holiday Specials Dies at 87
Co-Creator of Beloved
Holiday Specials Dies at 87

Co-Creator of Beloved Holiday Specials Dies at 87

Jules Bass brought 'Frosty' to life

(Newser) - Jules Bass, co-creator of some of the most beloved Christmas specials in history, has died at age 87. Bass, described by Variety as an "animator, producer, director, and composer," worked with Arthur Rankin Jr. on holiday specials including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and Santa Claus ...

Like That Rudolph TV Special? This Auction Might Be for You

Assuming you've got a quarter-million to spare

(Newser) - Rudolph and his still-shiny nose are getting a new home, and it's bound to be a lot nicer than the Island of Misfit Toys. The soaring reindeer and Santa Claus figures who starred in the perennially beloved stop-motion animation Christmas special Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer are going up...

Red-Nosed Burglar Caught Red-Handed on Tape

Cops seeking suspect who donned Rudolph costume during burglary in Fort Collins, Colo.

(Newser) - "Oh how the camera caught her / As she committed burglary / Rudolph the Red Nosed Criminal / We need your help with her ID." That's the call-to-action jingle a Colorado police department would like you to hear, penned in honor of a recent burglary suspect in...

Science Explains Importance of Rudolph's Red Nose

Blue light cannot cut through the fog

(Newser) - They may not have sorted out how Santa's reindeer can fly, but scientists say there is an optical explanation for just how beneficial it is that Rudolph's nose burns red and bright. Reporting in the journal Frontiers for Young Minds , a Dartmouth anthropology professor says that Arctic reindeer...

The Reason Rudolph's Nose Is So Bright

Lots of blood vessels, researchers explain

(Newser) - Everyone knows Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has "a very shiny nose" that even, some might say, "glows." But why? A new—and, The Local notes, tongue-in-cheek—investigation explains. Researchers in Norway and the Netherlands compared reindeer noses to human noses and found that reindeer have 25% more...

NORAD Sets Sights on Santa
 NORAD Sets Sights on Santa  
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NORAD Sets Sights on Santa

Bizarre tradition dates back to misprinted Christmas ad in 1955

(Newser) - The North American Aerospace Defense Command is ready for its busiest night of the year, when it puts mundane tasks like looking for wandering Russian bombers or North Korean missiles on the back burner and tracks Santa Claus. As it has every Christmas for more than 50 years, NORAD offers...

They Used to Laugh and Call Her Names

Rudolph and Santa's other sleigh-pullers may be ladies

(Newser) - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer very likely is a girl, or so say wildlife experts who’ve turned their attention to Santa’s lead sleigh-puller. Male reindeer typically shed their horns before Christmas, so popular images of Rudolph’s team with big, branched antlers would mean they might actually be female,...

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