‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ airs tonight on WREG

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A holiday tradition continues Tuesday night on WREG News Channel 3 with the 55th airing of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

The classic animated version of the popular holiday story first ran in 1964 on NBC, but has been airing on WREG since 1972.

The special begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday following Entertainment Tonight.

But if you miss Tuesday night's broadcast, there will be an encore presentation at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.