Happy Holidays / Rudy
If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you have fun plans lined up for tomorrow. I’m heading to Napa to spend time with family and shovel as much food into my stomach as possible.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I have a gift for you. After chugging through feature-length projects most of the year, I wanted to do a light-hearted and fun short script to finish up 2012.
The story is inspired by the Christmas tune, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. From the moment we finish celebrating Thanksgiving, I have to endure my wife and her enthusiasm with Christmas music. It was after hearing the Rudolph tune for the sixth time in the same day that I realized something.
Rudolph gets jacked! All his fellow reindeer are a bunch of jerks. Santa doesn’t know he’s alive. And yet when bad weather has them all clamoring for Rudolph’s help because of his bright nose, according to the tune, Rudolph gladly obliges. Yeah, right.
So, I thought I’d tell the real-life story of Rudolph and how he came through to save the holiday that one foggy Christmas Eve. I enlisted the help of artist Kate Dittmann, who generously put together some awesome cover art for the script.