Although it would be an especially festive if it were true, the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was made up by a copywriter named Robert L. May in 1939. The department store Montgomery Ward was tired of the financial loss it experienced every year when it bought and then gave away Christmas-themed coloring books. Hence, the invention of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — a character that was invented and owned by the store.
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