dsDisclaimer: I am a ‘ShineBright’ Ambassador and have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.

Family and Classic Animated TV Specials

One of my most favorite times of the year are between Thanksgiving and Christmas when we get to spend time with family. Even though the time maybe crazy, we as a family, always find time to get together. One of the best past times we share is watching some awesome TV shows. I am talking about the classic animated TV specials, like 50 year running Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. A animated TV special that has become the longest running and highest-rated holiday special in TV history. which tells me that plenty of families watch it too. This year Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will #ShineBright Tuesday night at 8pm ET/PT to share his story.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Me & Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph has a unique story, one that includes a glowing red nose, and leading Mr C’s sleigh Christmas night. But, other that that, I feel a real connection with him, and how his peers treated him. You see, I feel I was picked on when I was at a younger age. The kids in my class weren’t too nice at school, and seemed to think it was okay to make fun of me outside the classroom walls. I remember distinctively trying to make friends while playing games with others, and it just never worked out. Thankfully in the TV show, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer makes new friends and over comes the bullies that teased him.

Each year, families gather together to watch Rudolph on an adventure that demonstrates how his unique red nose makes him “shine bright.” But before Rudolph and his luminous red nose save the holidays, he is teased for being different from his peers—an issue that we all know still exists today.


Shine Bright Like Rudolph

This year I am teaming up with PACER.org/ShineBright  to share about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer story and fight against bullying. I am going to share my story with my kids, and encourage other mom and dads to do the same. Together we can make a better place with less hurt, humility, and physical/emotional strain.

Let’s celebrate our difference this holiday season by embracing what makes each of us ShineBright.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on TV, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center invites parents to use this classic story as an opportunity to start a conversation with their children about our differences. So this holiday season, let’s embrace the differences in all of us and the things that make each of us ShineBright. This classic story from the television special can now be enjoyed as an eBook – “The Legend of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” – and one dollar from each purchase will be donated to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. For more information, visit PACER.org/ShineBright.