With the turkey carved and leftovers stashed, New Yorkers can now jingle all the way into the Christmas season, and what's yuletide-ier than kicking back with a beloved classic? Queue up "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," the perennial fave that's bounding back onto the small screen to beam holiday cheer into living rooms across the nation, as reported by CBS/KHOU 11.
According to CBS/KHOU 11, the charming tale about Rudolph, the shy reindeer with the incandescent schnoz who got zero likes from his peers in Christmasville, airs later today at the snug time of 7 p.m. on CBS stations. With Burl Ives narrating and crooning in his dulcet tones as Sam the Snowman, this stop-motion spectacle promises the cozy nostalgia we crave during these December days.
If, by chance, you miss the poignant story on CBS, worry not, for USA Today has detailed the all-encompassing blanket Freeform's got ya covered with, slipping "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" into its "25 Days of Christmas" lineup. The flick will light up the network several times from December 1 through Christmas Day, giving folks ample opportunity to catch the claymation critters in action.
It's a broadcast bonanza for the stop-motion animation that has kept on giving since 1964. The original puppets of Santa and young Rudolph from the classic production were in a somber state before their restoration tour in 2007. Santa sported mold under his beard, while Rudolph was quite literally red-nosed no more. Their revival was a "labor of love" at just $4,000—a mere peppermint drop in the bucket for holiday enthusiasts. And for those wondering, it was the pickaxe-licking Yukon Cornelius who was originally on a frosted quest for that candy-cane motherload, as KHOU reports.