Rudolph’s Magical Holiday Giveaway

December 15, 2014 | By Brent Almond | DESIGN STUFF, POP CULTURE

One of my favorite childhood memories was watching TV specials during the holidays. This was long before streaming video, DVR, or even DVDs. You had to (OMG!) wait for the holidays to roll around and (WTF?) watch them at the time they aired. Sounds horrendous, right? Yet being able to see them only once a year made it that much more special.. Unlike now, where my 5-year-old can watch Frosty on a loop until Easter. And while I loved Peanuts, The Grinch and all the others, my favorites were always the Rankin/Bass specials — particularly Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The creativity of the stop-motion animation, the catchy songs, and of course the wonderful characters — all added up to something truly magical.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Holiday Giveaway

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Rudolph, Hermey the Elf, and thier pals on the Island of Misfit Toys. That’s right, FIFTY YEARS. While the animation looks rudimentary compared to today’s CGI blockbusters, the obvious hand-craftedness of the Rankin/Bass shows are what make them both charming and mesmerizing. When I showed Rudolph to Jon for the first time a couple of years ago, he was transfixed…and still is. And so am I.

So to celebrate, commemorate and (once again) collaborate, Lunchbox Dad and I have pooled our creativity and pulled together some nifty Rudolph-themed prizes. Check out all the awesomeness, then enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post!


My co-giveaway-er Lunchbox Dad (AKA Beau Coffron) created this delightfully delicious Rudolph-themed lunch. It features our boy Rudy as an adorable PBJ sandwich, complete with pretzel antlers and a strawberry red nose! Read Beau’s post to see how to make this magical meal for your hungry little elves. And the nifty bento box the lunch is displayed in? You can score a set in the giveaway below!

Rudolph's Magical Holiday Giveaway lunch

With so many great characters, it was hard to narrow it down to just a few. But I’ve still got lots of shopping to do, so here you are: leading man, Rudolph; everyone’s favorite snow monster, Bumble; and Hermey, the disgruntled elf/aspiring dentist. Hermey has always been a favorite of mine; even as a child, I identified with his misfit status, and a sense that we were somehow different in the same way. 😉 The notes were once again created with my go-to SuperLunchNotes materials, Post-It Notes and Sharpies. The Colors of the World Post-Its and Sharpie metallic markers I used are both included in the giveaway!

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Holiday Giveaway notes


  Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray
  Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Classic Story: 50th Anniversary Edition hardcover book
  EasyLunchboxes 3-Compartment Bento Lunch Box Containers, Set of 4
  Post-It Super Sticky Pop-up Notes, Colors of the World Collection – Mykonos, 6 pack
  Sharpie Metallic Fine Point Markers, Set of 6
  3 hand-drawn (by me!) SuperLunchNotes feat. characters from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Contest ends at 11:59pm PST this Thursday, December 18. Enter the contest widget below — there are multiple ways to enter!


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It was great fun working with Beau again, and I hope you guys enjoyed it, too! Be sure and check out Lunchbox Dad’s web site and Instagram for healthy portions of fun and creativity.

And be sure to stop by between shopping trips and cookie-baking to like Designer Daddy on Facebook and follow SuperLunchNotes on Instagram!

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16 responses to “Rudolph’s Magical Holiday Giveaway”

  1. Cheryl Haver says:

    Hermey. I love his spirit

  2. Krystal Watson says:

    You gotta love Rudolph, but Hermey has a lot more personality.

  3. Guy Parker says:

    Rudolph, Rudolph, Rudolph!

  4. Hemey is my favorite. We even named our elf on the shelf Hermey.

  5. Jes N says:

    What a fun way to spread Christmas Cheer! Thank you!

  6. Teh Doll says:

    Hermey he is the original elf and will always be our favorite.

  7. Idaho Dad says:

    I am, sadly, not on the Buddy train, having only seen Elf one time years ago. Hermey, on the other hand, is a yearly guest in our house, so gotta go with him!

  8. GeekyFutureTeacher says:


    Buddy is a bit too creepy.

  9. Hermie. My nephew looks JUST LIKE HIM!

  10. Brian Gawlak says:

    I was shocked to learn I wasn’t following Lunch box dad on fb…I see his stuff all the time. Glad I’m following now! Rudolph rocks. 😀

  11. Bekah says:

    I must say Hermey as I have yet to see Elf. Plus, I always snickered at the “I want to be a dentist!”

  12. Kim Ann says:

    Hermey from Rudolph is Santas best elf!

  13. Tom says:

    You know I love that show. We both dropped in 1964.
    And, we named our St. Bernard Yukon after Yukon.

  14. Philip says:

    Hermey! (Even if I thought his name was Herbie until this year…….)
    He and Rudolph were the first “people” to tell me that it was okay to be different, and that – even though it felt like I was all alone – there is something I’m good at, and somewhere that I belong.

  15. Hermey. Without his mad dentist skills, the Bumble would have eaten them all

  16. Matt Peregoy says:

    Buddy! Hermie is the original, but I always thought he was kind of whiny like Caillou, who I cannot stand. Santa! I KNOW HIM!

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