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Has Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer become “problematic” in 2017?

  • Christina Cauterucci thins so: “When I re-watched the Rankin/Bass production this year, I was alarmed by the cold-heartedness of one of Rudolph’s persecutors in particular: Santa, who I’d always remembered as a sort of silent, complicit bystander to Rudolph’s abuse, not the ringleader he’s made out to be in the TV special. Santa visits Rudolph’s family cave soon after his birth; his main reaction to the newborn son of Donner, one of his most trusted reindeer, is ‘I hope that (red nose) goes away.’”

    TOPICS: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Christmas, Holiday Programming