Friday, November 30, 2018
DC, while purchasing his 16th copy of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer at his favorite “away for the weekend, day after Thanksgiving store”, turned to me and said
“Santa was not a very nice man”.
I was a little surprised by that and asked “what do you mean?”
He pointed to his Rudolph book on the counter and said again, “Santa was not a very nice man”.
And you know what?
DC is correct.
Santa was not a very nice man in his treatment of Rudolph and Hermey, for being different.
In the end, Santa did not really learn anything and it was only because he needed their help that he decided to accept them.
I was kind of impressed (and sad at the same time) that he recognized this.
It's funny the things we never think about in all of these old Christmas stories.
I kind of felt bad that we've always thought of these stories as classic and "heartwarming" Christmas tales. Here we are cheering on Santa for finally coming around to common human decency.
We've come a long way over the years, not quite far enough, but here's hoping. .
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