Warmest wishes from the Preservation Maryland staff. Today, we’re digging in the archives to share a particularly festive PreserveCast interview with a historian with a very specific focus: Rankin/Bass productions, the company behind some of America’s most beloved stop-action holiday films.

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, but do you recall Rankin/Bass? Today’s guest, Rick Goldschmidt does. He’s a historian of Rankin/Bass Productions – the creative team that created Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerThe Year without a Christmas, and dozens upon dozens more. Preserving the legacy of those films and the actual props has been a lifelong passion for Rick and on this week’s PreserveCast we’ll head back to the 1960s to talk TV preservation and memory with an authority on the subject.

Listen to the full episode here