The New York Times covers the history of two Rankin/Bass puppets of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus. Crafted from wood, felted wool and wire, the figures were created in the 60’s by Japanese puppet makers, for the television specials from Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass. Following a long journey from oblivion to restoration, the Santa and Rudolph puppets will be displayed at the Center for Puppetry Arts, in Atlanta, Georgia, until January 13. In the meantime, one can catch a unique glimpse of the figures’ noted restoration process at Screen Novelties News.