Nostalgic Viewers Are Realizing Just How Messed Up ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Actually Is 🤔

Commenters on Twitter made some keen and disturbing observations about the Rankin/Bass Production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer that will change the way you feel about it forever—all in good fun (of course).

The beloved Christmas classic, which many people have ritually consumed for decades, like a five-year-old dipping his foil-wrapped Santa into a tumbler of creamy eggnog, aired Tuesday night on CBS.

But this time around, viewers pulled back the veil of nostalgia just enough to offer some illuminating insights into the 1964 stop-motion special.

Here’s a sample of the most deliciously funny observations, including plain old-fashioned meanness:

Bullying:

And intolerance:

And even MURDER:

(Or maybe not):

As well as a stealthy touch of intrigue:

And just some straightforward truth:

Of course, as Red Soxtober pointed out, these critiques shouldn’t diminish the movie in any way:

Looking forward to seeing Twitter commenters weigh in on Rudolph’s Shiny New Year.

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H/T: HuffPost, Twitter, YouTube