This is not for kids to read, just for us adults, OK? Also, before you say, “We don't get to enjoy ANYTHING from our childhoods!” remember, you can keep on watching "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" all you want. Go for it. If it’s on, I’m not turning the dial. In fact, I saw it the other day and I'm just gonna lay down the three things that have always bugged me.

1) They bully the heck out of Rudolph. Like hardcore. Even Santa gets in on it, he was disgusted by Rudolph’s shiny nose and told Rudolph’s dad he should be ashamed. Harsh man.

2) That thing where Hermey the Elf wanted to become a dentist and the Abominable Snowman yanked out all his teeth with such glee? Creeeeepy, dude.

3) The message is supposed to be, “Accept and love people for who they are.” The real message that comes across? “We’ll treat you like trash until we need you.”

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OK, that's it. Just something to think about. As a kid that was bullied thru most of grade-school, middle school, and 3 years of high school, the bullying-until-they-need-him part really does bug me.

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