Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Twelve Days of Christmas Daily Giveaway! Day 4


Congratulations James Whitwam, you have won the prize for Day 3 for correctly answering Parson Brown. Please email me with your name and address and I'll get your prize in the mail. I was surprised to learn there are other answers. Thank you for taking the time to research and share.


On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, four calling birds....here's today's trivia question:


Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer is not mentioned in any of the
classic Christmas songs. He was actually created as part of a
promotional campaign. What Department Store introduced
this lovable little reindeer to our Holiday tradition?

(Disclaimer: Trivia questions were taken from multiple Christmas Trivia websites and answers have not been verified for accuracy. Questions are for entertainment purposes.)

33 comments:

marybelle said...

ANSWER: Montgomery Ward (known as Wards later on).

Carol L. said...

Yes, Rudolph was created just for Montgomery Ward in the 1800's. Great questions. Happy Holidays.
Carol L
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Sunu said...

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer was introduced as a promotional gimmick for departmental store Montgomery Ward by Robert May.

Love the Christmas giveaways . . . More fun to add to Christmas.

Judy F said...

Montgomery Ward

Debby said...

Rudolph was created by Robert May for Montgomery Ward. I did not know that. Interesting. I found a great article
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Maureen said...

It was Montgomery Ward. I didn't know that.

Lorna said...

I had to look this one up! Montgomery Ward was the store and it was published in 1939.

Lisa said...

Montgomery Ward. This is fun.

Rose said...

It was Montgomery Ward.
Interesting I never knew that.
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bluegray said...

Montgomery Ward - thought it would have been Macy's or Gimbels.

Theresa N. said...

The answer is Montgomery Ward. Now see I learned something, I always thought that was from the Gene Autry song.
Theresa N
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hcnathan said...

Montgomery Ward loving known as wards until they closed. miss them...

hcnathan@winathans.com

girlygirlhoosier52 said...

Mongomery Ward... I loved hearing the song sung by Gene Autry and must have been the beginning of my love of cowboys..singing or not!

REGINA ROSS said...

Montgomery Ward

Anne said...

Montgomery Ward. It's promotional gimmick has far outlasted the store.

Amy S. said...

Montgomery Ward

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ShellBell said...

He was a Montgomery Wards promo

Jennywen20 said...

The store was called Montgomery Ward. The creator was Robert L. May, a Montgomery Ward copywriter, who created Rudolph around Christmas in 1939.

Laney4 said...

Interesting story - which most of you probably read while researching the answer.
Yes, it was Montgomery Ward stores.
I read from Snopes that "May, drawing in part on the tale of The Ugly Duckling and his own background (he was often taunted as a child for being shy, small, and slight), settled on the idea of an underdog ostracized by the reindeer community because of his physical abnormality: a glowing red nose. Looking for an alliterative name, May considered and rejected Rollo (too cheerful and carefree a name for the story of a misfit) and Reginald (too British) before deciding on Rudolph...."

Mariee said...

Montgomery Ward.

catslady said...

I have to admit I didn't know that until I looked it up - Montgomery Wards. They were the first store to give my new husband and I a charge card back in '69 lol. Now I'm sorry we have any!

Virginia said...

Montgomery Wards, is funny but my mother used to do a lot of our Christmas shopping there. Not sure there is one around here now.

Estella said...

Montgomery Ward

joder said...

The answer is Montgomery Ward. Rudolph was actually the third choice for a name. The first choice for a name was Rollo and then Reginald. Rudolph was definitely the right choice.

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Cathy M said...

Great fun fact! I never knew that Rudolph was created by Robert May for Montgomery Ward's.

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Jane said...

It was introduced by Montgomery Ward.

alainala said...

it was created for Montgomery Ward!!

these are fun!

chey said...

Montgomery Ward

Leni said...

Montgomery Ward. This is the second day that I've learned something from searching for an answer. This is fun

Kathryn Merkel said...

Robert May created the Rudolph character for a coloring book originally distributed by Montgomery Ward department stores.

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Susan @ The Book Bag said...

Montgomery Wards.

This is so much fun!

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Renald said...

In 1939 Montgomery Ward was giving away the story to customers.HoHoHo

Deborah R said...

Montgomery Ward