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Fun Autry Fact:

According to a 1948 Life magazine article, "if [Gene's records] were all shipped to one place, [they] would make up a freight train solid with Western songs and be more than a mile long."

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
60th Anniversary

Updated November 18, 2015

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" 60th Anniversary

Gene Autry and Rudolph

"You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen..." but do you know the story behind the most famous reindeer of all? Back in 2009, Gene Autry Entertainment celebrated the 60th Anniversary of Gene Autry's classic Christmas recording Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer and created this special Rudolph section. You'll find information on songwriter Johnny Marks, song lyrics, Gene Autry singing Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer and more.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Song Information

Updated July 31, 2014

Read how Gene Autry first recorded Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. You'll also find the song's publisher information, lyrics and a list of who else has recorded this classic Christmas song. Read

Songwriter Johnny Marks
Posted September 12, 2009

Many folks mistakenly think that Gene Autry wrote Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer – he did not. The song was written by talented songwriter Johnny Marks and you’ll learn more about the man who is known as "Mr. Christmas of the music world" in this section. Read

Audio Clip

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer Audio Clip from Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Posted September 12, 2009

Gene performed the song Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer on his popular CBS Radio program Melody Ranch for the first time on October 8, 1949. We're pleased to share the restored version for you to hear. Listen

Gene Autry Christmas CDs

Gene Autry Christmas CDs, LPs and Sheet Music
Updated November 18, 2015

Gene Autry's recording of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer is available on several CDs. Read

Welcome to Rudolph

Rudolph, Wisconsin
Updated November 18, 2009

Did you know there is a Rudolph, Wisconsin? Find out about this charming town and their special Rudolph cancellation stamp here.

For more on Gene Autry and Christmas, visit Gene's Cowboy Christmas section here.

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