‘Santa? That’s Messed Up!’: Backlash over ‘Lessons’ in ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’

It’s a staple in many homes and the longest-running holiday special in television history, but Twitter users had some critical observations to share after Tuesday’s showing of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

In it, Rudolph is booted out of the reindeer games over his “blinkin’ beacon.” He teams up with Hermey the Elf, also a misfit, along with Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster heading to the Island of Misfit Toys and back.

He eventually saves Christmas thanks to his big red nose.

The moral of the story? What makes us different also makes us special.

But right after the movie aired Tuesday night, Twitter users were quick to pick it apart, saying that certain scenes and the story’s lessons are actually pretty disturbing and sad.

Check it out:

Other reactions were actually pretty funny:



  • lickerblisters

    Next year’s episode will introduce Rudolph as a gay, bi-polar, transgender, protesting, part lesbian, triple axle, Ritalin saturated, Democrat voting trainwreck. MARK MY WORDS!

  • nowiseenitall

    Just the other day I seen some nitwits crying about Charlie brown’s Thanksgiving being racist…ya seriously! What’s next?

  • straubdavid9

    Wait until these morons get introduced to the rest of the classics ….. their little fragile sensibilities are going to implode! It’ll be fun to watch !

  • Bob Stevens

    Welcome to reality snowflakes, your only worth your usefulness, that’s natures way. No one is special, your flipping burgers isn’t worth $20, and socialism destroys economies and counties. Grow up, work hard, get your income extorted by the government like the rest of us and shut up.

    • straubdavid9

      LOLzzzzzzzzzz ……. that was the perfect opportunity to insert the word “snowflake” ….. handed to you on a silver platter by honest to god snowflakes. You can’t make this stuff up ,,,,, it takes a certain concentration of stupid for these people to live in a bubble with themselves ~8^)

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