Clarice's Father?

Real Name


First Appearance

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (December 6, 1964)

Original Publisher


Created by

Romeo Muller & Robert L. May


Clarice's father is only seen twice, first forbidding his daughter from being with the boy who would become Santa's 9th reindeer(see notes) because he doesn't want her being seen with a red-nosed reindeer. Unfortunately, Clarice does not listen to him and later leaves with Mrs. Donner to find her son.

His second appearance is at Santa's workshop where he reunites with Clarice after she returns to Christmas Town along with Hermey the Misfit Elf, Donner (one of Santa Claus' Reindeer), his wife, and their son, and seen apologizing to Rudolph for the way he acted, before Yukon returned.


  • The character of Rudolph is not in the public domain and, thus, cannot be used without permission. He was created in 1939 by Robert L.May and his first appearance was renewed. However, he has been popularly referred to as "Santa's 9th Reindeer."
  • Like the character, the song, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, is NOT in the public domain so avoid using details which are original to it.
  • The copyright year in Roman numerals for the special was mis-marked as MCLXIV (1164) instead of the correct MCMLXIV (1964). This invalidates the copyright under U.S. law at the time, which required a valid date of copyright be affixed to the production meaning that still images from the special and all of the characters unique to it are, as a result, in the public domain.
  • The name given in this article is a conjecture based on the character's appearance.

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