‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ on CBS Nov. 22

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CBS airs Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the holiday special about a deer who is mocked for his glowing red nose but ends up guiding Santa’s sleigh on a stormy Christmas Eve, Nov. 22. 

The special, based on the song of the same name by Johnny Marks, dates back to 1964. Burl Ives voices Sam the Snowman, Billie Richards portrays Rudolph and Larry Mann voices Yukon Cornelius.

On Nov. 26, CBS airs a pair of Frosty specials, about a snowman with a special silk hat. Frosty the Snowman is on in the 8 p.m. slot and Frosty Returns follows. 

On Nov. 27, CBS offers Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire and Robbie the Reindeer: Legends of the Lost Tribe

In December, CBS premieres a pair of original Christmas movies.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.