My son doesn’t want me to send Ruldolph the Red Nosed Reindeer back for a few days.  He wants to watch it a few times.

I’ve previously expressed my appreciation for the classic.  I could do so and be somewhat PC as Burl Ives did reconcile with Pete Seeger having fingered the latter as a red during the witchhunts.  Jana doesn’t like it however.   Too much negativity in it for a children’s Christmas special.

Aside from the Abominable Snowman, Rudolf and his “misfit” friends are oppressed because they’re different.  It is a little disillusioning that Santa and the magical elves and reindeer were so intolerant and even bigoted.  Plus, Santa was crotchety and irritable throughout the story.  But Christmas is all about redemption, right?  Even saints have their bad moments.

I always thought a great follow-up story would focus on the kids who got stuck with the toys from the Island of Unwanted Toys.  And why couldn’t the Gryphon king tell Santa about the toys himself?   He had wings!

Anybody ever notice that the voice for Rudolph’s girlfriend is the same as that for Rocky the Squirrel?  At least she sounds like it.

I just corrected my mispelling, but shouldn’t the name be spelled with an “f?”