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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Let's Help Heal Rudolph

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 12.29.2015 | Media
Mary Walker Baron

Both the story and the song of "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" are ingrained in our Christmas holiday narrative. This seemingly innocent and harmless Christmas song, under closer examination, is neither innocent nor harmless. In fact, it contains an insidious message that legitimizes cruelty and stigmatizes diversity.

Season's Grievings!

Nathan S. Sanders | Posted 12.22.2015 | Comedy
Nathan S. Sanders

Whatever you do, find someone to help and love this Christmas. Many families are doing without, and many children need our help to have a Merry Christmas. If you don't have anyone to give a gift to, look up local charities in your area and make a kid's Christmas by giving to the charity of your choice.

5 Takeaways from The Christmas Classic, "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"

Paul Lander | Posted 12.21.2015 | Comedy
Paul Lander

Reindeer need to get a grip, you're reindeer for goodness sake. Face it, Dasher, and Dancer, and Prancer, and Vixen, Comet, and Cupid, and Donner and Blitzen, you're one poor choice of flight path from being stew at Sarah Palin's house.

Why I Still Love "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Paul Kraly | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
Paul Kraly

I must have been about two or three years old. I remember sitting under a Christmas tree, opening a present, and it was night-time, and I'd just manag...

You've Never Seen The Correct Version Of 'Rudolph' On TV

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment

If you grew up watching "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" on TV, you've actually seen an incorrect version of the movie. Given the changing needs of c...

Christmas With the Atheists!

David Toussaint | Posted 12.10.2015 | Religion
David Toussaint

It's a question I'm asked every year. "Since you grew up without religion, what did you do on Christmas?" When I was younger the query surprised m...

Were the Misfit Toys Not Originally Saved When Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer First Aired?

Brian Cronin | Posted 12.01.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

One of the biggest changes in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer since its original airing in 1964 was an added scene. You see, the first time around, the Misfit Toys were never actually saved!

The Story of Young Santa

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.24.2015 | Books
Irene Monroe

The magic of Christmas lies in ritual. For me it's reading a Yuletide tale. As a child the ritual was my carefully handwritten letters to Santa, and...

Five Cautionary Tales From Holiday Cartoons

Magnolia Ripkin | Posted 02.19.2015 | Comedy
Magnolia Ripkin

Have you ever thought about what lessons these shows are teaching? They seem heartwarming, but they should really be classified as cautionary tales. Here is what I've learned from watching Christmas specials.

You'll Never See These Holiday Traditions The Same Way Again

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.20.2014 | Comedy

Well, there go your holiday memories. Jimmy Fallon's "Thank You Notes" just revealed the truth behind some of your favorite holiday traditions, and...

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol Makes the Jump From Beloved Holiday Special to Broadway

Jim Hill | Posted 02.09.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Here's a challenge for all of you Christmas trivia buffs out there: Name the first-ever animated holiday special produced especially for television.

When 'Maury' Meets 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,' Magic Happens

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.09.2014 | Comedy

You are NOT the reindeer! In honor of the 50th anniversary of the “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," Jimmy Kimmel gave the special a Maury Povich ...

Reindeer Gamers

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.01.2015 | Technology
Jeff Danziger

Reindeer Gamers

If You Really Love Christmas That Much, Why Don't You Prove It?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.24.2013 | Weird News

You may have seen your fair share of Nativity scenes and sipped your way through some grocery store eggnog, but we bet you still hum most of the words...

5 Children's Holiday Movies That You Haven't Grown Out Of

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 12.23.2013 | Entertainment

Christmas is all about spending time with family, but the addition of younger cousins to your celebration doesn't mean the day's entertainment options...

WATCH: This 'Antiques Roadshow' Clip Will Give You Back Your Childhood

Posted 12.23.2013 | HuffPost Home

You thought those ratty old stockings your mom has been hanging since 1985 were the ultimate throwback to Christmas past, imagine looking through your...

Rudolph the Duck Dynasty Reindeer

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Rudolph, the Duck Dynasty reindeer, Was a homosexual, And when Phil Robertson saw him, He launched into a long, strident, rambling tirade...

I Love It When Linus Reminds Me What Christmas Is About

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.18.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

I am usually in the spirit of giving, my heart is usually open, and I believe in peace and good will toward everyone. And strangely, it is the holidays when I start to tighten up.

The Grinch Goes to Therapy

Abby Heugel | Posted 02.17.2014 | Comedy
Abby Heugel

Session Notes: Physician-ordered session after patient's heart "grew three sizes" and raised cardiac concerns. Also had a brief charge of theft by police. Seems anxiety has been plaguing patient since whole town has taken to ostracizing him for bad behavior.

Reindeer Version Of Broadway Fave Will Charm Your Face Off

Posted 12.17.2013 | Miami

Sorry, Idina Menzel: when we hear "Defying Gravity" now, we're no longer picturing a green nose! Check out this amazing video from Matthew Gordon,...

Never Mind About the Reindeer Who Saved Christmas -- Meet the Woman Who Rescued Rudolph and Santa Claus

Jim Hill | Posted 02.23.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Remember the film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? Well, in real life, the 9-inch tall Claus and 5-inch tall reindeer puppets used in the making of this 1964 production wound up spending the next 40 years under less than ideal conditions.

From Peanuts To Grinches To Elves -- Time For Those Christmas Classics!

Marlo Thomas | Posted 02.06.2013 | Home
Marlo Thomas

We all carry inside of us our collective Christmases and Hanukkahs -- the sight of twinkling lights and glowing candles, the sound of caroling and chanted prayers, the smell of pine trees and freshly fried latkes -- and it all comes rushing back to us every December.

Metrics for Winning The War on Christmas

Art Brodsky | Posted 02.05.2013 | Media
Art Brodsky

Sometimes with wars, it's hard to tell when it's won or lost. See Iraq and Afghanistan. The War on Christmas, as with any other war, needs a set of metrics to guide policymakers on the severity of the conflict, and to let those on the sidelines know when it's all over, or just slightly over, or if the cause is lost.

Santa's Workshop Is All Out of Pink! Ho, Ho, Ho!

Lori Day | Posted 02.03.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

My workshop has just run out of the color pink. I know, I know, tell me about it. Now, I know what you're thinking, parents. You're thinking, there goes Christmas for my girls! There it just effing went! But hang on a minute. Santa's no quitter, no sir.

WATCH: DMX Meets Your Favorite Christmas Movie

Posted 02.03.2013 | Comedy

If you missed DMX singing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" Monday, don't worry. There's a new version of the song out, and it brings things to the nex...