Rudolph is a friendly Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a fictional reindeer with a glowing red nose. In story and song, he is depicted as "Santa's 9th Reindeer",
as the lead reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve. The luminosity of his "shiney nose" is so great that it illuminates the reindeer's path through
inclement winter weather.
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The story first appeared in a 1939 booklet and has been adapted in numerous forms including a popular song, a television special and sequels,
and a feature film and sequel. The character of Rudolph builds upon popular folk-lore story / poem of "The night Before Christmas".
In many countries, Rudolph has become a figure of Christmas folklore.