Johnny Marks. He's dead so shooting him has little value.
Why the hate OP? It's so gay. Hermy the dentist? the bear lumberjack?
fucking horrible song, I want to kill someone whenever I hear it.
I hate that song and Santa was a nasty bigot in the Animagic adaptation. And I think all bears should strive to be more like Yukon Cornelius.
As hateful as that song is, it's preferable to "Carol of the Bells." Whoever wrote that must be roasting on a spit.
It's no 'Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer'.
One I really hate is Do You Hear What I Hear. Horrid.
Rudolph was invented by Robert L. May as a coloring book character for the Montgomery Ward dept. store/catalogue chain.He was nearly called Rollo or Reginald.
May's brother-in-law Johnny Marks turned the story into the song we all know in 1948. gene Autry's recording of the tune was the number one single on the Billboard chart, Christmas week of 1949.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't it originally come out about 1948?
"Who wrote Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer?"
He created it to make people hate Christmas, and I have to say it was one of his more brilliant ploys.
I totally agree, R11
I have to say if Santa came to me to play high beams on Christmas Eve after not intervening when those other reindeer treated me like crap I would have told him to go fuck off.
Nothing is worse than "Silent Night".
[quote]Who wrote Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer?
Anybody who missed him!
W&W for r15
(Is that an actual PEANUTS strip? That's EXACTLY something Sally would say.)
Gene Autry first recorded the song after Bing Crosby turned it down.
Crosby regretted his mistake and recorded RUDOLPH after Autry had a smash hit with it.
[quote](Is that an actual PEANUTS strip? That's EXACTLY something Sally would say.)
When Sally said it the question was, "Who wrote Ben-Hur?"
To her teacher's chagrin, Sally replied, "Anyone who missed him. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
The success of Rudolph (the song) gave Johnny Marks a career as the specialist in Christmas pop songs. Among his other compositions:
When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter – 1952
Twas The Night Before Christmas Song – 1952
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – 1956 (words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, adapted by Marks)
Run Rudolph Run - 1958
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree – 1958
And of course he was JEWISH!
[quote]And of course he was JEWISH!
And some of the best versions of Christmas carols, songs, and hymns are by singers who are Jewish.
R19, Is it true that the underlying message of "red-nosed reindeer," being honored for the same reason you had earlier been tormented (your prominent nose)relates to anti-Semitism of that time, or to bullying and prejudice?
Does anyone else here identify with the misfit toys?
It's a story about a Soviet-era weatherman.
Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear.
We all do, r22!
The author was a circumcision propagandist.
Everybody make way for the bright red tip!
Still better than Mariah Carey shrieking her way through All I Want For Christmas Is You.
Paul McCartney wrote an even more annoying V-mas song, OP, and he's still alive so...