My verdict: Like Frosty the Snowman (but not to the same extent), this show has lost some of its magic. My complaints: It was made in the 1960s and I can't help but feel that there are some anti-racism undertones, here. Even Santa is surprisingly judgmental. I noticed for the first time that Fireball has freckles. None of the other reindeer have freckles, so why didn't he get picked on, too? The song "We are Santa's Elves"  is one of the most annoying songs I've ever heard. No wonder it drives Santa bonkers. The stop-motion animation is quite jittery. Most of the voice-acting is kind of weird. Yukon Cornelius is funny but his timing is usually off. When Rudolph lead's Santa's reindeer, there are only six others, not eight. Why can't King Moonracer (who I can't help but think of as Aslan with wings) tell Santa about the misfit toys  himself? And if Santa is so omniscient, why doesn't he already know? What really would've been a nice touch is if one of Hermey's chewing dolls had been there.
 With some help from Hitler, I suspect this song has helped to eliminate -olf/-ulf/-olph/-ulph names from the United States.
 Johnny Marks was Robert L. May's brother-in-law. He also wrote "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Run Rudolph Run".
 See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert L. May.
 Read that review here.
 I'll admit, though, that it's annoying that Rudolph's nose hums, besides glowing.
 One of the elves reminds me of my Uncle Derek, but not because of his part in the song.
 At one point Leann pointed out that Yukon Cornelius' dogs didn't move for an entire scene.
 Even though he's the spitting image of Burl Ives, for some reason the narrator snowman always makes me think of Wilford Brimley.
 They never say what the red-headed doll's misfit characteristic is; I've decided that she's incontinent. That will be a surprise for some unsuspecting child.
Reindeer is by Susannah Muldoon, available at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Reindeer - geograph.org.uk - 943186.jpg.