In the iconic stop-motion animation from 1964, young Rudolph leaves his family in the North Pole to go in search of independence with a dentistry-obsessed elf named Hermey. After suffering the ridicule of his friends for his nasal anomaly, Rudolph teams up with Hermey. The elf’s inability to focus on toy-making due to a constant yearning to practice dentistry made him an outcast and caused him to be fired from his job in the workshop.
Lesson #1: Sometimes you have to get away from it all.
“Fame and Fortune” is the only destination as these two set on their way. They are soon captured by the Abominable Snowman (also known as a “bumble”). I don’t have to tell you that being captured by anything abominable is probably not the best way to end your holiday travel.
Lesson #2: Plan ahead. (Perhaps Rudolph and Hermey could have used our wayfinding technology and recommendation network – guaranteed to help you navigate your holiday fun with a complete absence of Abominable Snowmen!)
After escaping the clutches of the Abominable Snowman, the adventure seekers meet Yukon, a prospector in search of silver and gold. Knowing the lay of the land by smell and even by taste, Yukon acts as a guide to the others.
The three find themselves on the Island of Misfit Toys, an interesting group of toys who were cast off due to unfortunate design mistakes. Hijinks ensue.
Lesson #3: Locals know what’s up.
Meanwhile, at the North Pole, Rudolph’s family and girlfriend go looking for him, and a serious storm is on the rise. Rudolph arrives at his family’s cave only to discover that they’re out searching. He finds them in the grips of the Abominable Snowman (wayfinding, people, I can’t stress this enough.) After a daring rescue ending with Yukon pushing the Snowman over a cliff and accidentally falling with him, the group returns to the North Pole just in time for Rudolph to find his place in the family and save Christmas.
Yukon and the Abominable Snowman (who has been “reformed” by Yukon) show up in time to decorate the tree, and a merry time is had by all.
Lesson #4: There’s no place like home for the holidays.Lesson #5: Never forget - “Bumbles bounce.”