Christmas is over, so chances are if you’re a fan of old school, unintentionally creepy stop-motion holiday specials, you’ve consumed your yearly dose of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The made-for-TV special was created by Rankin/Bass Productions back in 1964 and remains a Christmas staple for fans of nostalgia and creepy shit!
If Rudolph’s Christmas is your cup of tea, you may be surprised to learn there’s another stop-motion holiday special featuring the nasally challenged sleigh leader. Rudolph’s Shiny New Year was also produced by Rankin/Bass and was released in 1976. It’s not as creepy as Rudolph’s Christmas, but it’s still plenty bizarre featuring a trip to the Galapagos Islands where the laws of time and physics do not apply.
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Rudolph’s Shiny New Year is available to watch for free on DailyMotion. Check out the trailer and synopsis below and, if it piques your curiosity, watch the film in its entirety after that. It’s the perfect weird watch for New Year’s Eve, one likely to cast you into the pits of The Uncanny Valley! Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: Rudolph must find for Happy, the baby New Year, before midnight, New Year’s Eve.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year features the vocal talents of Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, and Morey Amsterdam.
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