Holiday TV: Dec. 9 — Rudolph’s 50th anniversary

Big night tonight!

“Rudolph” turns 50 tonight!

Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass created “Rudolph” in 1964 using a technique they called “animagic.” It was filmed in Japan.

Read more here.

Of course, ABC is on the Naughty List for airing Rankin and Bass’ “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” at the same time. So DVR ABC tonight.

5:30 p.m. — “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” (1983), ABC Family

8 p.m. — “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” CBS

8 p.m. — “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” ABC

10 p.m. — “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year,” ABC Family

10:30 p.m. — “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” AMC

Find more holiday shows here.