‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Livestream: All the Ways to Watch in 2019
It’s finally Christmas time, which means it’s time to trim the tree, hang the tinsel, and watch holiday classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
The Rankin/Bass version of Rudolph first aired 55 years ago in 1964 and has been a beloved classic ever since. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tells the story of a reindeer living with Santa Claus in the North Pole who becomes ostracized thanks to his strangely bright red nose. He makes friends with an oddball elf named Hermey, travels to the Island of Misfit toys, and eventually grows up and saves the day. Yup, in the end, Rudolph’s distinctive nose helps light the way for Santa and his sleigh during a stormy Christmas Eve.
So when does Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer return to TV? Where can you live stream Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and what’s special about Rudolph this year?
Here’s how to watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 2019.
WHAT CHANNEL IS RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER ON?
CBS, and for the first time ever, Freeform.
CBS has had the rights to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer since 1972. However, Freeform recently won the right to share said rights so that the Rankin/Bass classic can be part of its 25 Days of Christmas.
WHEN IS RUDOLPH ON TV in 2019? WHEN IS RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER ON?
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be on CBS tonight, Monday, December 2, 2019 at 8 PM. It will also air on CBS on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8 PM, followed by holiday specials Frosty the Snowman and Frosty Returns.
Rudolph will make his Freeform debut on Friday, December 6 at 8 PM ET/7PM CT. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will also be airing on Freeform on the following dates:
- Saturday, December 7 at 6:45 PM ET/5:45 PM CT
- Friday, December 20 at 6:15 PM ET/5:15 PM CT
- Saturday, December 21 at 1:25 PM ET/12:25 PM CT
- Tuesday, December 24 at 8:50 PM ET/7:50 PM CT
- Wednesday, December 25 at 3:40 PM ET/2:40 PM CT
All of Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas programming can be found here, but check your local listings for the cable channel.
HOW CAN I FIND A CBS LIVE STREAM? HOW TO LIVE STREAM RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER:
Since Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be airing on CBS, you should be able to watch the special live on CBS with a CBS All Access subscription. Depending on where you live, CBS’s streaming service offers subscribers access to a live stream of its national broadcast. CBS All Access also features originals like Star Trek: Discovery, a huge library of CBS classics, and all the Young Sheldon you could want. The base plan, with commercials, costs $5.99 per month, and commercial-free is $9.99 per month. You can currently try it for one month free with the Cyber Monday code THANKS.
If you have a cable provider, you can live stream Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on Freeform using your cable login.
Depending on your market, may also be able to find both CBS and Freeform live streams with a YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, fuboTV, DIRECTV NOW, or PlayStation Vue subscription.
WHERE CAN I WATCH RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER? WHERE CAN I STREAM RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER/?
Can’t find time to watch Rudolph live? Have no fear, you can still stream Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer anytime you want!
The holiday special is available to stream for free with an Indieflix subscription (which is $4.99 a month after a free seven day trial). You can also purchase Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on VOD on platforms such as Vudu, Prime Video, iTunes, and FandangoNOW.
WHERE CAN I WATCH DMX SING “RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER”?
In 2012, DMX was asked by an interviewer to recite the lyrics to “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and the rapper immediately put his own spin on the classic. The clip went viral and in 2017, DMX teamed up with Spotify to officially release his version. However, that song is no longer available on Spotify.
Nevertheless, here is a charming fan video mixing that song with footage from the stop-motions special:
Where to stream Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer