What are some of your most cherished Christmas childhood memories? Trying to stay awake for Santa? Christmas morning breakfast? Watching all the terrific TV shows like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
Hallmark understands how important cultivating those memories are, and that’s why I’m so excited to be partnering with them to tell you how they’re celebrating 50 years of Rudolph and his original television classic. And how they’re making Christmas merrier for those in need by partnering with Toys for Tots!
Did I mention that you have the chance to win a Rudolph Interactive Story Buddy and a set of Santa and Bumble itty bittys? You do! Check out the giveaway form at the end of this post!
When’s the last time you watched the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer television classic? Hopefully just last year. The magical origin story is a great reminder of how our differences make us special, and how those differences can change people’s lives.
There’s Santa, Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, Clarice, the snow monster, Great Bumble of the North, and of course the delightful snowman narrator. Or how about the journey to the Island of Misfit Toys? That’s where Rudolph discovered being different wasn’t a bad thing. In fact, in was downright comforting.
Of course, the heart of the story is when Santa finds himself in great need on a foggy Christmas night, and Rudolph finally gets his chance to shine – full pun intended!
In this anniversary year, Hallmark has its Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Interactive Story Buddy. You get to hear Rudolph come to life as you read the key words aloud from his books, with a read-along CD. This is fantastic not only for the whimsy it provides, but also for new readers, who want to feel confident about their skills.
There’s the Rudolph 50th anniversary itty bittys Plush toys. If you haven’t been introduced to Hallmark’s itty bitty line, you are in for a treat. This set includes Santa and Bumble in tiny size, but there’s tiny plush versions of Rudolph and all his friends as well.
For tons of fun and hours of amusement with friends and family, there’s the Rudolph & Friends Pics ‘n Props Kit. Have you ever made a photo booth? Where you set up a small space and use props for pictures? Try it with this kit! Our kids loved getting to be Rudolph, while Thomas and I had fun being Bumble as well as Yukon Cornelius. The props will get you laughing at each other and at all the fun you’ll be having.
Hallmark and You: Giving for the Holidays
Have you ever wondered how you could give a little more during the holiday season? Hallmark is hoping to spread the cheer that Rudolph brings and to get you involved as well!
Hallmark has partnered with Toys for Tots this year, and here’s how you can make a difference:
- “Buy a Buddy, Give a Buddy” – When you buy an Interactive Story Buddy at a Hallmark Gold Crown store, Hallmark will donate an Interactive Story Buddy to Toys for Tots.
- Give big with itty bittys – Each time one of the Rudolph, Santa Claus, Clarice or Bumble itty bittys is purchased, Hallmark will donate $1 to Toy for Tots.
Woohoo! Create Christmas memories AND make a difference in someone else’s life. What a great season for giving! And now, we’re going to give back to you!
Rudolph Interactive Story Buddy and
Santa & Bumble itty bittys Giveaway!
For Home on Deranged readers age 18+in the U.S., we are offering a giveaway of a Rudolph Interactive Story Buddy book set AND a set of Santa Claus and Bumble itty bittys! Enter the Giveaway Tools entry below and get ready to start Christmas memories of your own!
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