December is the perfect time to watch a Christmas classic, and luckily, “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” will air several times this month. The world’s most famous reindeer will be on TV starting Dec. 1 and will be repeating until Christmas Day.

First, “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” will air on CBS as part of its holiday lineup. The broadcast network will show the 1964 claymation special on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.

Then, Rudolph flies over to Freeform for the 25 Days of Christmas event. The cable network will keep Rudolph in regular rotation, airing at least six times in December. Check out all the air dates below:

  • Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:40 p.m. EST on Freeform
  • Sunday, Dec. 6 at 5:40 p.m. EST
  • Saturday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. EST
  • Sunday, Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, Dec. 24 at 8:50 p.m. EST
  • Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 5 p.m. EST

“Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” was originally a 1939 poem by Robert L. May. His brother-in-law Johnny Marks turned it into a song a decade later with Gene Autry singing the story. Then, in 1964, it became a stop-motion special on NBC. Since 1972, however, “Rudolph” has aired on CBS every year.

Burt Ives narrates the story of Rudolph (Billie Richards), who is relentlessly mocked for his red, glowing nose. He befriends Hermey (Paul Soles), an elf who feels different because he just wants to be a dentist. However, one Christmas Eve with particularly bad weather will give Rudolph a chance to impress the North Pole.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 2020 “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” will air on TV at least seven times in December 2020. Photo: NBCUniversal