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Posted on: December 19, 2017


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Each year since 2017, the Anacortes Museum has celebrated the bumbles and misfit toys with a December tribute to Rudolph and friends. All month you can stage your season’s greeting with life-size figures from the “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” holiday television show.

See most of the 18 large Christmas cutout murals featuring Rudolph, Santa and other characters from the 1964 animated Christmas TV special "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," which featured Burl Ives as the narrator and voice of Sam the Snowman. These Christmas decorations were placed out each year in Anacortes on Burl and Dorothy Ives' street frontage at 2804 Oakes Ave., to the community's great delight. The Ives' moved to Anacortes in 1989. The murals are painted on wood by Eddie Strivens of Anacortes and range from about 2 feet to 7.5 feet in height.

See the Christmas cut-outs and “At Home in Anacortes,” at the museum 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays.

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