Sam the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his beaming honker, teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. They run into the Abominable Snowman and find a whole island of misfit toys. Rudoph vows to see if he can get Santa to help the toys, and he goes back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. But Santa's sleigh is fogged in. But when Santa looks over Rudolph, he gets a very bright idea... Written by
The Most Famous Reindeer of All Time!
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The black and white live action footage at the beginning of the show, presumably portrays the bad snowstorm mentioned late in the story. Since the cars in the footage are of mid-to-late 1950s vintage, apparently the story in the 1964 special takes place in the then-recent past. See more
When the elf is dropping presents from the back of Santa's flying sleigh at the end of the movie, each toy is handed an umbrella for them to use as a parachute. When the elf comes across a toy bird, he pauses and then tosses the bird over without an umbrella, thinking it wouldn't be needed. Unfortunately, that particular bird was the one from the Island of Misfit Toys, and cannot fly (but swims). See more
Narrator: Sam the Snowman
If I live to be 100, I'll never forget that big snow storm a couple of years ago. The weather closed in and, well you might not believe it, but the world almost missed Christmas. Oh, excuse me, call me Sam. What's the matter? Haven't you ever seen a talking snowman before?
During the closing credits, we see the elves drop off the Misfit toys at their new homes by giving each one an umbrella, and after the credits are over, Santa Claus says "Merry Christmas" and flies away. See more
The Most Wonderful Day of the Year
Written by Johnny Marks
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