Thursday, 20 December 2007

They Were Such Big-Spirited Reindeer, Weren't They?

I never quite related to the Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer song.

There's Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, see. And then there's Rudolph, see. The Classic odd one out. The school nerd. The one with the big fat red nose, the one who gets kicked around in the playground in the playground and teased by all his peers.

That part I get.

Then one day, according to the song, Santa comes along and says Rudolph is actually fantastic, and won't he be the Captain of the team and lead the other reindeer around by the nose, so to speak?

And the song says "Then all the reindeer loved him, and they shouted out with glee, 'Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, you'll go down in history!'"

That bit I don't get.

If the bullied school nerd goes one second from nerd to teacher's pet and gets to lead the popular kids around simply because teacher says so, do you reckon the popular kids would be loving him and jumping for joy?

I think not.

I think the popular kids would dump on him even more, and call him Mr-Suck-Up, and plot evil ways to do away with him. But no, the song goes, they loved him.

Such big-hearted reindeer.


R.H. said...

Sweetiepie I don't know why you don't get more comments. What you have to do is comment furiously on other blogs, that's how you get them. Same for everyone.


Maria said...

Thanks for the tip R.H., my cherryberry. I'll think about including that on my unofficial New Year's Resolutions list.

I've been notified that I don't get some comments from one friend because he can't figure out how blogger works, that's one explanation!

Lad Litter said...

I remember hearing a version of Rudolph The Re-Nosed Reindeer and thinking, oooh that girl's got a beautiful voice and then finding out it was Wayne Newton!

And I hate the cutie-pie kiddie version with all of the insertions (like a lightbulb!)

JahTeh said...

You're right about the other reindeers, I bet Rudy employs a straw taster every December.