rudolph the red nosed reindeer
Some of the scenes in this Christmas classic raise all kinds of issues.
Some of these lines from the film made our jaws drop.
Christmas came early.
He's really not that jolly.
Image: Line art drawing of caribou, released into the public domain by its author, Pearson Scott Foresman, via Wikimedia
"Did you say Burr? Yes sir, 'cause it's freezing."
Everything is by the book in this musical with a few surprise numbers and changes in dialogue. I won't ruin it here but I'll
A-Sides with Jon Chattman: A Very Red-Nosed in NYC - Talking 'Rudolph the Musical' with Sarah Errington
How surreal is to be playing Rudolph? The sets and costumes are right out of the special. There is definitely an overwhelming
Both the story and the song of "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" are ingrained in our Christmas holiday narrative. This seemingly innocent and harmless Christmas song, under closer examination, is neither innocent nor harmless. In fact, it contains an insidious message that legitimizes cruelty and stigmatizes diversity.
Whatever you do, find someone to help and love this Christmas. Many families are doing without, and many children need our help to have a Merry Christmas. If you don't have anyone to give a gift to, look up local charities in your area and make a kid's Christmas by giving to the charity of your choice.
Reindeer need to get a grip, you're reindeer for goodness sake. Face it, Dasher, and Dancer, and Prancer, and Vixen, Comet, and Cupid, and Donner and Blitzen, you're one poor choice of flight path from being stew at Sarah Palin's house.
The version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" you've been watching on TV is actually wrong.
One of the biggest changes in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer since its original airing in 1964 was an added scene. You see, the first time around, the Misfit Toys were never actually saved!