15Dec2015
Ward Aguilar Financial #Trivia
by Bryan Ward, CFP®, CIMA® in Trivia

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created as a promotion for what department store?

A) J.C Penny’s

B) Macy’s

C) Montgomery Ward’s

D) Sears

Answer is C) Montgomery Ward department hired a writer named Robert L. May in 1939 to write a Christmas story which could be given away to holiday shoppers at stores as part of a promotional gimmick. May’s brother-in-law, songwriter Johnny Marks, liked the story and decided to write a song to go with it. The resulting “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” eventually recorded in 1949.

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