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Who wrote Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer?

and may I shoot them?

by Anonymousreply 2911/27/2013

Johnny Marks. He's dead so shooting him has little value.

by Anonymousreply 112/02/2012

Why the hate OP? It's so gay. Hermy the dentist? the bear lumberjack?

by Anonymousreply 212/02/2012

fucking horrible song, I want to kill someone whenever I hear it.

by Anonymousreply 312/02/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 412/02/2012

It's no 'Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer'.

by Anonymousreply 512/02/2012

One I really hate is Do You Hear What I Hear. Horrid.

by Anonymousreply 612/02/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 712/02/2012

You think you hate it now, just listen to the Neil Diamond version:

by Anonymousreply 812/02/2012

There's a Harry Connick,jr. version which I am very fond of.

by Anonymousreply 912/02/2012

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't it originally come out about 1948?

by Anonymousreply 1012/02/2012

"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.

by Anonymousreply 1112/02/2012

I totally agree, R11

by Anonymousreply 1212/03/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1312/03/2012

Nothing is worse than "Silent Night".

by Anonymousreply 1412/03/2012

[quote]Who wrote Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer?

Anybody who missed him!


by Anonymousreply 1512/03/2012

W&W for r15

(Is that an actual PEANUTS strip? That's EXACTLY something Sally would say.)

by Anonymousreply 1612/03/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1712/03/2012

[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!"

by Anonymousreply 1812/03/2012

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!

by Anonymousreply 1912/03/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2012/03/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 2112/03/2012

Does anyone else here identify with the misfit toys?

by Anonymousreply 2211/26/2013

It's a story about a Soviet-era weatherman.

Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear.

by Anonymousreply 2311/26/2013

We all do, r22!

by Anonymousreply 2411/26/2013

The author was a circumcision propagandist. Everybody make way for the bright red tip!

by Anonymousreply 2511/27/2013

Still better than Mariah Carey shrieking her way through All I Want For Christmas Is You.

by Anonymousreply 2611/27/2013

Paul McCartney wrote an even more annoying V-mas song, OP, and he's still alive so...

by Anonymousreply 2711/27/2013

For R20 Oy To The World!

by Anonymousreply 2811/27/2013

The only version I like:

by Anonymousreply 2911/27/2013
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