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'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'

No Christmas season would be complete without a viewing of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." The animated television movie premiered in December 1964 on NBC, and like "Frosty the Snowman" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," it has been a staple of holiday TV viewing.

At one point, Rudolph and his family are menaced by the Abominable Snowman. The prospector Yukon Cornelius fights off the creature, but they both fall over a cliff, presumably to their deaths. However, both the prospector and the beast return from snowy peril at the end, and the Abominable Snowman goes to the North Pole to live with Santa Claus.

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