- Animated TV Special
- Rankin-Bass Productions, Videocraft International Productions, NBC
- Distributed by: NBC
- TV Special
- Cartoon Characters: Rudolph, Sam the Snowman, Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, King Moonracer, Clarice, Snow Monster, Clarice's Father, Misfit Toys, Charlie in the Box, Elves, Jeering Reindeer, Donner, Spotted Elephant, Doll, Other Toys, Mrs. Donner, Comet the Coach.
- Vocal Talent: Billie Mae Richards (Rudolph, Jeering Reindeer), Burl Ives (Sam the Snowman (Narrator)), Paul Soles (Hermey the Elf), Larry D. Mann (Yukon Cornelius), Stan Francis (Santa Claus, King Moonracer), Corrine Conley (Mrs. Claus, Doll, Misfit Toys), Janet Orenstein (Clarice), Bernard Cowan (Clarice's Father, Snow Monster, Spotted Elephant), Alfie Scopp (Charlie in the Box, Head Elf, Other Elves, Jeering Reindeer), Paul Kligman (Donner), Carl Banas (Spotted Elephant, Other Toys), Peg Dixon (Mrs. Donner), Don Adams (Comet the Coach [uncredited]).
- Directed By Larry Roemer.
Associate Director: Kizo Nagashima.
- Produced By Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass.
- Animated By Tadahito Mochinaga (Animation Supervisor).
- Written By Romeo Muller.
Story by: Robert May.
- Music By Johnny Marks (Original Song).
Musical Director: Maury Laws.