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Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979)

The Winterbolt is trying to make North Pole his evil wonderland, and it is up to Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and other icons to stop him.


Romeo Muller
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Red Buttons ... Milton (voice)
Ethel Merman ... Lilly Loraine (voice)
Mickey Rooney ... Santa Claus (voice)
Alan Sues ... Scratcher the Jealous Reindeer (voice)
Jackie Vernon ... Frosty (voice)
Shelley Winters ... Crystal (voice)
Paul Frees ... Winterbolt / Jack Frost / Policeman (voice)
Billie Mae Richards ... Rudolph (voice)
Harold Peary ... Big Ben (voice) (as Hal Peary)
Shelby Flint Shelby Flint ... Laine, Lilly's daughter (voice)
Don Messick ... Sam Spangles (voice)
Darlene Conley ... Mrs. Santa Claus (voice)
Nellie Bellflower ... Lady Boreal (voice)
Steffi Calli Steffi Calli ... (voice)
Howard Shapiro Howard Shapiro ... (voice)


Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now Winterbolt's awake. He gives Frosty's family magic amulets to keep them from melting until the Fourth of July so that Frosty and Rudolph can help Lilly's circus and Milton can marry his girlfriend on the high-wire, and Santa will use his sleigh to make sure everybody gets back to the North Pole in time...which leaves Winterbolt alone at the North Pole on the Fourth... Written by Kathy Li

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Did You Know?


Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, and Shelley Winters previously co-starred in the Walt Disney film, Pete's Dragon (1977). See more »


Laine, Lilly's daughter: Oh, isn't Milton wonderful? He's the greatest ice-cream man in the world.
Lilly Loraine: Forget 'im. If life has taught me anything is that you can't live on banana splits.
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Crazy Credits

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Followed by Legend of Frosty the Snowman (2005) See more »


Frosty the Snowman
Wrtitten by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Performed by Chorus
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This is confusing
19 November 2004 | by POPADLJMSee all my reviews

May I ask you how old is Rudolph? Is he supposed to be an adult or a kid because I think Rudolph has to be the strangest character with a mysterious age. This story changes from one topic to the other. First we see that Rudolph's nose goes out,then Winterbolt's story, the origin of Rudolph, and all the way back to Rudolph's nose. They also have Christmas topics and July topics at the same time. Another thing, why are Frosty and his family the same size as smurfs because Frosty's short comparing to some other characters.

If Winterbolt wants children to love him better than Santa, then why couldn't he kidnap Rudolph and force him to guide him instead of trying to extinguish his nose. It would be easier for Winterbolt's plan to succeed in his goal. That should of been something Winterbolt tried to do. Winterbolt's Genie of the Ice Sceptor seems to be smarter than he is because he comes up with all the ideas and not him. I think Winterbolt's nothing without the Genie of the Ice Sceptor. When Rudolph defeated the snow dragons that Christmas Eve, Winterbolt did nothing to stop him.

My favorite part of the movie is Scratcher because he's funny and he's deformed. Won't people find it strange seeing a talking reindeer, live snowmen, and a warlock with snakes for a sleigh team because I do. I love this movie but some of the things make no sense or switching one plot to the other.


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Release Date:

25 November 1979 (USA) See more »

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Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas See more »

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