Rudolph is the son of Blitzen and Mitzi, the nephew of Dasher, Comet, and Cupid. He stumbled into a pile of hay as a newborn fawn, causing him to sneeze, and his nose to light up for the first time. Later, Rudolph is tickled by Cupid, and as a result his nose glows again. This causes him to be laughed at by the other villagers. He leaves to see Santa's toy factory, where he is given a teddy bear by one of the elves. After seeing the light coming from Rudolph's nose, Santa asks him to guide his sleigh through a storm to deliver the presents.