Monday, December 11, 2006


Ok, I know I'm feeling Grinchy today but for some reason, after many many years of watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, today I just could not suspend my disbelief.

It was all fine, until Rudolph returned to Christmas Town, found out his parents and Clarice had been gone for months looking for him... then seems to know exactly where to look for them... and within no time, finds them in the clutches of the Bumble, about to be eaten.

OK, they've been gone for MONTHS but Rudolph HAPPENS to find them JUST at their moment of PERIL. And if that's not stretching it enough... Yukon Cornelius and Hermie also HAPPEN to arrive at Bumble's cave JUST at Rudolph's moment of PERIL to save everyone.

And I'm sorry, but given Bumble's SIZE differential, I think they'd STILL be afraid of him, teeth or no teeth. I'm sure he could still GUM them into little pieces should he so desire. I've seen my grandmother eat without her teeth and she still manages to put away chicken wings.

... And then there's Santa's 50 pound weight gain in 1 day. OK, I've had my pigout days, but with 3300 calories needed per pound, that's definitely impossible.

... but I do love the "Charlie in the Box"... and that they save the misfit toys... and King Moonrazer is so kindhearted and handsome...

ok, I can't do it. I can't be grinchy about Rudolph. I LOVE Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!


Anonymous said...

You are sooo lucky you had a change of heart there at the end of this post. I was about 2 seconds away from reporting this post straight to Santa and having you put on the naughty list. ;) I saw some of the pictures of Miss L over on Jenny's page. She is so cute!

Anonymous said...

Hehe, Tina, I have always thought that, too. Like Rudolph arrives at the Bumble's icy lair at the *exact* moment he's needed? As if. Well, that said, I still have a crush on the Burl Ives snowman, so I guess I heart Rudolph forever, dubious plot points or not. ;P