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Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (1976)

Movie Summary

Father Time sends Santa a message telling him that the baby new year, Happy, is missing! And without the baby new year, it’ll remain the old year forever. But it’s foggy and snowing, so Rudolph’s the only reindeer for the job. Rudolph learns that Eon (the ugly buzzard) is also searching for Happy, so that his life will never end. With the help of 1 Million B.C. and Sir 1023, and 1776, Rudolph searches through the islands of the Archipelago of Last Year and races against Eon to ensure a Happy New Year.

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year originally premiered on ABC December 10, 1976.

Where can I watch Rudolph’s Shiny New Year online?

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year is available to stream from the following providers:

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Is Rudolph’s Shiny New Year available to buy on DVD?

Yes, as part of a collection.
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Buy on DVD

When will Rudolph’s Shiny New Year air on TV in 2024?

Not airing this week

This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on AMC. For a complete schedule of dates and times, view the AMC Best Christmas Ever schedule.

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Cast Includes

Red Skelton (Baby Bear), Frank Gorshin (Sir 1023), Morey Amsterdam (One Million), Harold Peary (Big Ben), Paul Frees (Eon), Billie Mae Richards (Rudolph), Don Messick (Papa Bear)

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Rudolph’s Shiny New Year Movie Trailer

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