Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My First Christmas Book - the 1950's - An old take on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Picture Book
"authorized edition"
(Whitman Publishing Co; Racine Wisconsin- 1951)

I only have a few things (recently discovered) from my childhood, but my son recently found this with a few old photo albums.  I am not a saver, but this is one of the few things I apparently kept, as I recalled loving this book. The Santa Claus on the cover is wearing a felt suit, and I just about wore it out from constantly rubbing it.

In this story what we call elves were called "brownies", and Rudolph was the only reindeer that mattered apparently, as none of the others had names......this is seriously too funny!


  1. Oh my goodness I love the cover of that book - so lovely! Elves were called brownies huh? I had no idea!

  2. I wish I still had access to some of my old books. This one looks great, and I love that you loved Santa's suit right off of him! Thanks for sharing this little piece of your past with us!

  3. Oh, the good ol' days. I had forgotten that we did call them brownies instead of elves. :)

  4. What an amazing find. I am rather envious. It looks like a lovely read to take you back in time.

  5. I love this cover and what a great find. I'm glad that you kept this!

  6. Wow, this must have been nostalgic :)

  7. How cool! Isn't it great to find stuff like this?


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