Do you recall the most famous reindeer of all? He had a very shiny nose and got bullied by all the other reindeer because of it.

First created by Robert L. May in 1939 and later written into a song by May’s brother-in-law, radio producer Johnny Marks, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was turned into a stop motion Christmas television special which first aired Sunday, December 6, 1964.

Now 50 years later, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the longest-running Christmas TV special of all time and has become synonymous with Christmas tradition and Christmas programming.