Why Is Santa Such A Total Jerk In 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer'?

He's really not that jolly.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” aired on TV Tuesday night, causing the name of the Christmas classic to trend on Twitter.

And it wasn’t all warm and fuzzy childhood memories.

As time goes on, many viewers find the tale isn’t a charming story of a little reindeer so much as Santa Claus being an exploitative bully, as well as some less-than-jolly work conditions at the North Pole.

Here’s some of the reaction:

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