Tuesday, December 20, 2005

They never asked poor Rudolph to join in any layaway plan games

Did you know Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created as a Montgomery Wards gimmick? No, really he was. Although my mom would no doubt say "Monkey Wards," a nickname I think has faded along with Wards' popularity.

I love this: "[the creator's boss] was worried that a story featuring a red nose — an image associated with drinking and drunkards — was unsuitable for a Christmas tale."

Howzat? Hey, quit bogarting the eggnog, Donner! And pass me the flask, Blitzen!

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