Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gritting My Teeth

There are very few things that make me grit my teeth. One of them is the movie "Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer." Maybe it is because I don't care for stop action animation. Or, I don't care for the songs. Or, maybe, just maybe, it is a very annoying movie in general. Whatever it is, when we are going through our 30 days of Christmas movie marathon, I dread when this one comes up.

The music gives me a twitch, frankly. It is superficial and makes my head ache. It seems to me that the lyricist had to strain to find a reason to even write some of the songs, such as "Silver and Gold." Bleh.

The storyline is weak. Come on, why do we have to go to the Island of Misfit Toys? Seriously?? Santa's elves are such poor makers that their work is less than perfect? I doubt it.

And then there is the whole "I Wanna Be a Dentist" storyline. I'm sorry. When I hear that line all that I can think of is "Little Shop of Horrors" and this song:

In fact, let's just watch this and forget that "Rudolf" exists.... Excuse me while I go to my happy place...Enjoy!

Is there a "Christmas" movie that gives you a shiver? Come on, 'fess up!


  1. Just call me Clarice, I think Rudolph is cute! Just about any movie that's been made in the last couple of decades makes me cringe. And I'd be quite happy never to see Christmas Vacation or Elf on TV again. Ditto for A Christmas Story. The first time it was funny, but since they show these movies non-stop from before Thanksgiving onward year in and year out, the gags have become quite stale. Surely there must be some other Christmas movies out there for them to air.

  2. I've always thought it was cute because of the offbeat storyline. However, I cringe at the whole "they wouldn't let Rudolph play their reindeer games part of the song and the show.

    What a terrible message to kids, even if he does become a hero. I thought I was the only person who had issues with it. :)

    I don't like movies like Bad Santa (which I have never seen for good reason) because at least in this Season we should have pleasant story lines, even if they are sappy!

    Just watched An Avonlea Christmas again on DVD. I'd watch it just for the scenery and clothing but it does have a good moral about family and caring.

  3. The Grinch that Stole Christmas(both movies) and White Christmas are my favorites... But I REALLY dont like Its a Wonderful Life.... Really do NOT like it!!LOL


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