People Are Sharing All The Disturbing Details You Missed In ’Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ As A Kid

1964’s Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer is a Christmas classic that I’m sure every child over the last 50+ years has seen at least a few times. Even if you haven’t seen the film, you’ve at least heard the song. The thing is, through the lens of your adult lifeRudolph is a pretty messed-up movie. It’s colorful stop motion characters and whimsy can’t hide the darkness within. Twitter was quick to find everything wrong with Rudolph.

1. The message of the entire movie is kinda dark.

2. Santa sucks major butt.

3. Rudolph and the reindeer live in a capitalist hellscape.

4. Seriously, what was wrong with the doll?

5. There’s Yukon the bearded hipster.

6. Dude was a big idiot.

7. Don’t get me started with coach Comet.


8. Also, Donner tried living vicariously through his son.

9. Fireball had no room to talk.

10. But maybe none of the reindeer, Rudolph included, were sleigh team material.

11. Then there’s the biggest A-hole of them all: Santa.

12. Santa can shove it.

13. Santa takes huge advantage of Rudolph.

14. The movie should have ended this way.

15. Do I mention again how much Santa sucks?

16. Also, they killed a bird.

h/t: Huffington Post

Edward Stockwell

Written by Edward Stockwell

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