Let me start right off by telling you that I am on my annual crusade against Rudolph. I don’t like the whole story. I don’t even like the little freak, but if he were legit, I’d give him his props.
I know Santa has eight hard-working reindeer on his sleigh team (and Rudy ain’t number 9). I become incredulous when Rudolph is giving any credit, recognition or praise. I usually say something along the lines of this: “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer is the biggest fraud perpetrated on the American public since One Hour Martinizing!” (A shout out to Cosmo Kramer for giving me the second part of that line).
I don’t appreciate how Rudolph was shoved down our throats. I think he is part of “the problem”: Plastic trees, tacky plastic decorations, ugly colored lights, fake this, ugly blowup lawn things. Ugh. Enough already.
Also, the Rudolph TV special from Rankin/Bass does nothing but caste the other reindeer as prejudice and makes Santa look like an absolute a-hole! He tells Rudolph’s dad (Comet maybe?) to get the freak out of here. The song puts down the other reindeer, because they shunned Rudy from their games.
I say, “ENOUGH!”. Rudolph, you are a fictitious character and your whole, phony-baloney story has hurt the reputation of the real sleigh team. Your song and TV special make the other reindeer and Santa look very bad.
I want Rudolph out of Christmas!