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We are well into the holiday movie viewing watching a different movie every night. There are so many to choose from, but it’s the classics that I remember watching as a child that are my absolute favorites. It’s not Christmas without freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, hot chocolate, and Rudolph!
Tomorrrow night, my family, along with thousands of other families, will snuggle up to watch one of our favorite classic movies, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. And this holiday season marks the 50th anniversary of Rudolph on TV!
Rudolph will go on an adventure that will show kids how his unique red nose makes him “shine bright.” But before Rudolph and his luminous red nose save the holidays, he is teased for being different from his peers—an issue that we all know still exists today.
Watching Rudolph is a great opportunity for parents to start the conversation with their children about acceptance, respect and diversity. Just as Rudolph’s unique red nose makes him “shine bright,” we all have special traits that make us unique. By encouraging our children to embrace the things that make us different, the world will become a brighter place. PACER has created an amazing discussion and activity guide to help parents navigate these conversations with their kids.
Here are a few questions to help guide your conversation:
- How is Rudolph different from the other reindeer?
- How do you think Rudolph felt when he was teased by the other reindeer?
- How do you think Rudolph felt when he was excluded from the Reindeer Games?
- How did Rudolph feel when he was accepted for his differences?
- What are some things the other characters might have done to be nice to Rudolph?
- How does Rudolph shine bright?
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer will air Tuesday, November 9th at 8 PM ET/PT on CBS. This classic story from the television special is now available as an eBook – “The Legend of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. One dollar from each purchase will be donated to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Additionally, a portion of the sale of each “ShineBright” t-shirt will be donated to the cause.
For more information or to purchase the eBook or t-shirt, visit PACER.org/ShineBright.