Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer's Lesson On Individualism

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer's Lesson On Individualism

In 1964, NBC aired what would become one of the most beloved Christmas TV specials that has withstood the test of time with incredible stop-motion animation, sets, and colourful characters, all having been enjoyed by generations.

The story and one song in particular, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” teach us about how being an individualist and thinking differently from the crowd can often lead to a better outcome.

We follow the story about Donner, Santa’s most trusted sleigh leader, and his wife when they celebrate the arrival of a new fawn which they name Rudolph. When it is discovered that Rudolph’s nose glows red, Donner becomes scared of what others will say, and tries to hide his son’s deformity.

At the same time we meet one of Santa’s elves, Hermey, who is more interested in dentistry than in making toys.

His boss fires him when he doesn’t keep up with his co-workers. Rudolph and Hermey accidentally cross paths when they’re running away from being rejected, mocked, and pushed away by their companions.

The two join in a delightful duet titled “Misfits,” in which they state that their own decisions are best and that not fitting in is not a bad thing. A particular phrase that demonstrates this in the lyrics is:

We may be different from the rest

Who decides the test

Of what is really best?

This message is being forgotten amongst many of us, as governments and the school system try to stop us from thinking for ourselves.

If you don’t have the newest iPhone, then you’re considered not worth it. Many young people of today are just reacting to others and taking in the latest trends. Peer pressure and false methods being taught by teachers push youngsters away from listening to parents and the wisdom of following a steady course in life.

At the end of the special when the Abominable Snow Monster enters, all the others shy away except those with independent thought. In the end, we see that Rudolph is successful in life as “he goes down in history.”

Before you watch new Christmas movies that lack a significant moral or life message, go back to the classics and you might find that they have a deeper than expected effect on your whole family, apart from being a magical experience.

Merry Christmas!
Robert Jarvis
West Vancouver, British Columbia
SOURCE URL: https://www.theepochtimes.com/rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeers-lesson-on-individualism_4131073.html

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  • Posted by mccannon01 7 months, 1 week ago
    "Before you watch new Christmas movies that lack a significant moral or life message..." I've been noticing new Christmas movies are more bent on propagating "wokeness" than anything else.
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    • Posted by 7 months, 1 week ago
      Everything I have seen from US entertainment 'producers' has been anti-white-male propaganda
      for a long time. There are no real heroes portrayed, just confused, alcohol/drug addled,
      womanizing, mostly moronic sacrifices to war-monger politicians. Many plots glorify
      US military and CIA meddling everywhere in the world. Others glorify federal police
      (FBI/BATF/DEA/etc) actions that overtly defy constitutional limits.
      It's not entertainment; it's Anti-American propaganda.
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      • Posted by $ WhoAmI 7 months, 1 week ago
        I stopped watching movies sometime in the late '90's as the Liberal Lefty bent was getting to me. I don't watch television for the same reason, and also because I am very choosy about who I invite into my living room.

        Political Correctness, Social Cognitive Theory (where it is known or at least assumed that folks start doing what they observe others doing) and Social Construct Theory (where what is real is what society agrees is real---ask the Sentinelese how that's working out for them) are the very tools of the metaphorical devil. And those concepts are what have infiltrated the Liberal Lefty influence in the media and the entertainment industry. Tools of the devil, metaphorically speaking.
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      • Posted by AmericanWoman 7 months, 1 week ago
        New programming is centered around one color as well as one type of life style...the propaganda coming from the producers is driven by their fear someone won't watch my shows...horrors...all black network...yeah try that with all white!
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  • Posted by $ Stormi 7 months, 1 week ago
    Hallmark from Canada, has had some fine Christmas movies, but now are inserting kissing by gays, and all black movies, not exactly just about Christmas. They used to have a great mix of blacks and whites, now all the basses are black, that is gratuitous. Gays are not like you see in your workplace, no, they are tokens. But one Christmas moviie I loave is Henry Winkler in "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" on Hallmark. He is a retired cop, could be Fonzie at 70! He brings Christmas to his workaholic niece and even brings her s non conformist boyffiend he meet a tthe airport. Little messages throughout bring out the meaning of Christmas, with no woke inserts. Every actor in the movie is better, more individual, than I have seen them in other Hallmark movies, I think working with Winkler brought out their rebel fun side. Producers think they are being woke, but what they are doing is suually following a woke agenda away from reality.
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  • Posted by $ allosaur 7 months, 1 week ago
    Here is a glaring exception. When I during 2020 saw a flick called The Hunt, I could not believe it came out of Hollywood.
    A group of lib elites make a make-believe game of hunting Deplorables on the Internet. They get hacked and lose their jobs for providing bad PR for the companies they work for.
    So what do those petty evil as hell angry libs do? They double down and hunt Deplorables for real.
    In a way that just seems so typical. Those dingbats who form The Squad doubles down on stupid Schiff all the time!
    First the vengeful libs in the movie target Deplorables whose outraged complaints cost them their jobs.
    That's when they make a very bad mistake. A female Afghanistan vet has a name very much the same as a lady targeted for capture in Mississippi.
    And for making weird humming sounds, you can tell the vet has a touch of PTSD. Turns out that only makes her, along with experienced combat skills,all the more extremely dangerous.
    Me dino got such a kick out of this flick that I bought the DVD and two more that I gifted to two conservative brothers this Christmas. I didn't send one to my only lib brother, since I didn't think he would appreciate it.
    You're supposed to be nice on Christmas. What lib wants to see a Deplorable take down one intolerant elite lib killer after another?
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    • Posted by 7 months, 1 week ago
      And where is the heroic white guy who is their only chance for survival
      (since women don't have the physical strength to do so except to assist)?
      How are the white men portrayed? Heroic, cowardly, moronic, or evil?
      Or is this another whollyweird feminist propaganda vehicle?
      I haven't seen the movie, but that is what the trailers appear to indicate.
      The military's own strength testing proves that females do not have the
      strength that whollyweird constantly throws up on the screen.
      This is also being proven again as trans (former-men) repeatedly succeed in 'women's' sports.
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      • Posted by $ allosaur 7 months, 1 week ago
        An outnumbered Deplorable beating murderous Progressives stuck me dino as quite an advancement.
        You wouldn't like the novel I'm working on even though it's about a French girl being hunted by Germans in Belgium during 1914.
        It's inspired by a crazy aggressive redhead me dino spent a couple of weekends with back during the Seventies.
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      • Posted by $ allosaur 7 months, 1 week ago
        Subplot: Babette's big brother Tristan is already written in as a positive character cavalry officer who has a future as an infantry officer thanks to machine-guns.
        Babette's future husband survives the war as a fighter pilot, though a planed sequel. He starts out as a stunt pilot whose act and crew sinks with the Lusitania.
        He wants to fly to hunt U-Boats by a Navy recruiter rejects him for his Irish name. So he winds up flying for the British Army.
        Now is that manly enough?
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  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 7 months, 1 week ago
    "Bumbles Bounce!"

    Still waiting for vocal Hollywood to start using ugly, fat actors, and start equitable pay across the set. Change begins at home.
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  • Posted by $ Radio_Randy 7 months, 1 week ago
    Yes, and we're lucky Walt Disney didn't produce it.

    Rudolph was the first color TV show that I ever watched, down at our neighbor's who had the first color TV on the block.
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  • Posted by $ puzzlelady 6 months, 2 weeks ago
    That's not how I interpreted the original Rudolph song, where being different got him excluded by the other reindeer, who never let him join in any reindeer games. Straight discrimination for being different, since only blending in with the tribe was acceptable. And then, when Santa selected Rudolph and his distinctiveness for special service, all the other reindeer suddenly brown-nosed him, pretending to love him for being famous, going down in history. Damn two-faced sycophants.
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