Like so many great things, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer comes from Chicago

Rudolph Reindeer Chicago
Robert May, right, a Chicago advertising writer and his family, pose with his creation "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" in front of their home in Skokie, Ill., Dec. 19, 1949. Ed Maloney / Associated Press
Rudolph Reindeer Chicago
Robert May, right, a Chicago advertising writer and his family, pose with his creation "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" in front of their home in Skokie, Ill., Dec. 19, 1949. Ed Maloney / Associated Press

Like so many great things, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer comes from Chicago

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You know Dasher and Dancer, but did you know the most famous reindeer of all was created right here in Chicago? WBEZ contributor Shermann “Dilla” Thomas and host Lisa Labuz share the Chicago origins of Santa’s most beloved reindeer.