Yule Tune: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Dean Martin)


When I first heard Dean Martin’s very lounge-like version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” I had to do a double-take.  Did he just refer to Santa’s superhero as “Rudy”?

Yes, he did — and that has raised Rudolph to a whole new level of coolness in my eyes.  Now, I can’t get the image of Rudy cruising down the Las Vegas Strip in a convertible with Dino, Frankie, Sammy, and other assorted Rat Packers.  Never mind joining any reindeer games — if Rudy is running around with this crew of heavy hitters, I have a feeling his nose is red because of one too many martinis.

Enjoy this Christmas classic, which someone cleverly linked with clips from the Rankin/Bass TV special, originally broadcast in 1964.

13 thoughts on “Yule Tune: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Dean Martin)

  1. Glad you added some Dino to your list – Grandma would be happy! He was her favorite, you know. We watched the show every Thursday night. Merry Christmas to you and Joe!

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  3. Mr. Kevin, how very cool of you to put the accent on our Dino with his great homagin’ of his wintery croon of “Rudy, The Red Beaked Reindeer.” Never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool….oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth. Know that your reflections are being shared this day with all the pallies gathered around ilovedinomartin.

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