[12 Days of Christmas] On the Seventh Day… Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

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Director: Larry Roemer

Cast: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Paul Soles

Screenplay: Romeo Muller

47 mins. Rated TV-G.

 

Really there isn’t much bad I can bestow on Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. So all I can do is be as scathing as possible. Let’s begin…

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Just like the song, Rudolph (Billie Mae Richards, The Care Bears Movie) had a very shiny nose, and it has caused him a lot of problems. Santa won’t let him join up with his reindeer to deliver gifts. His father forces him to cover it up. All of the other reindeer laugh and call him names; in fact, they won’t let him join in the reindeer games. It isn’t until he meets the elf Hermey (Paul Soles, The Incredible Hulk, The Score). Hermey wants to be a dentist, so the two set out to reach their dreams.

As I said before, I like a lot of this film. So I am just going to tell you what I don’t like.

I don’t like “Silver and Gold.”

I don’t like The Island of Misfit Toys.

I don’t like Hermey. I find him to be a misfit and a nitwit.

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Literally, I like the rest of this film. Seriously.

 

4.5/5

-Kyle A. Goethe

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