Which came first, the song Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer or the TV special Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The song came out just after WWII, the TV special some time later

  • 1 decade ago

    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!

    “The famous Christmas song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer started life as a poem created by an American advertising executive called Robert May. He was requested to produce a poem that could be given away to children by the Santa Claus employed by Department Stores at Christmas! Working as an Advertising Executive Robert May had a natural flair with words and was able to compose the Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer poem which was specifically designed to appeal to children. This marketing ploy was a massive success and approximately 2.5 million Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer

    poems were given away in the first year of its publication! In 1949 the singer Gene Autry recorded a musical version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer composed by Johnny Marks.

  • Kimo
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    The song in the 40's and the holiday special in 64.

  • 1 decade ago

    The song. Originally recorded by Gene Autry, I think, and that puts it back in the forties or fifties.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the song Gene Autry recorde the song on a 78 rpm record when i was a kid,& I am 65 now.

  • 1 decade ago

    Neither...Rudolph was created first...then the song, then TV special......Merry Xmas......

  • 1 decade ago

    The song. I think the movie was made years later.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    song was recorded decades before the show

  • 1 decade ago

    the song

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