Publisher: DC Comics
Vol 1: December 12, 1950
DC began an annual tradition of producing a “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” Christmas Special in 1950. Following the success of the famous song in 1949, DC licensed the character and put Rudolph at the center of a series of light hearted adventures. Rudolph’s holiday festivities included everything from pulling a stuck Santa out of a chimney to running on a treadmill to power a complex contraption that painted a series of last-minute toys for Santa. The Christmas Specials would continue until 1962, and then return from 1972 – 1977.