I really can’t stay…(baby it’s cold outside)
I gotta go away…(baby it’s cold outside)
I was planning on doing a fluff piece on everyone’s favorite Yeti, Bumble. But thinking about Rudolph made me think on how they want to ban the program from airing on any major channels and exposing America’s children to bullying. And I was immediately frustrated. I’m not saying that Rudolph may not have a few hinky gray areas in it, but in no way will it warp anyone’s mind. I’m okay, I’ve watched it every year for forever and now I’m a Bumble enthusiast and blogger. See where it got me?
This evening has been… (been hoping that you’d drop in)
So very nice (I’ll hold you hands they’re just like ice)
But Bumble has no part in the banning of Rudolph. It is being targeted only due to bullying. Because the other reindeers won’t let Rudolph join in any of the reindeer games. It’s true though, those reindeers are complete and utter bastards. And Rudolph should put his red nose..well never mind, I’ll end up getting banned too.
My mother will start to worry (beautiful what’s your hurry)
My father will be pacing the floor (listen to the fireplace roar)
Suffice it to say, Rudolph does have bullying, but bullying happens all over the world everyday, having some exposure that it happens and that it’s not okay and that you aren’t alone when you’re young is a good thing. And also for the children to see Rudolph rise above it. And really who better to tell the reindeers they were wrong then Santa! Every child’s hero. And also, I watched it when I was young too, I knew then that the other reindeer were wrong and I defended people my whole life against bullies, ask my family and they will tell you…Who knows, maybe I got that fire from the show. It also has the land of misfit toys. Shunned toys that weren’t perfect so they were sent to the island never to have love. But it also showed that those different toys deserved love and acceptance too, and that we have all types of differences. Those are both good life lessons to learn, and If not from Rudolph and Santa then who?
So really I’d better scurry (Beautiful please don’t hurry)
Well maybe just a half of drink more (I’ll put some records on while I pour)
I think it would be good if we all relaxed a bit and took some deep breaths. We need to take in account what era and climate something was written in. Yes, there is a bunch of potentially politically incorrect land mines all around Christmas Town. Writers like Rankin and Bass had their finger on the pulse of whatever was happening socially, politically etc. But we have to remember it is our past, it’s someone’s childhood and a sign of the times. Our history. We can’t wipe it all out because maybe we don’t like what we see. We need to learn from our past.
The neighbors might think ( Baby it’s bad out there)
Say what’s in this drink (No cabs to be had out there)
As you can see, the lyrics to one of the most sung holiday songs has been interjected throughout this post. That is because this song is also on the chopping block. They are saying it practically screams date rape. Now, no doubt Deano loved the ladies, (and his drinks) but not by force. Again, I implore you to remember the era it was written in. The expression “what’s in this drink?” Was said in response to being served a strong drink, not because a drug was slipped into it.
My father was a singer, and he sang this all the time and I loved hearing it. He’s gone now and I miss him awfully. What about my fond memories? What about my Christmas? I just want to have a white Christmas with my family and friends without a side of extreme politically correctness please. I’m more concerned about the mental harm the song “I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” is doing to the little ones of the world. I remember being mad at my Mom over this annual indiscretion of hers.
Please don’t take from this that I don’t care about America’s youth or that I’m insensitive to women’s issues. I am a woman and was a teacher for years, and I’m saying this for them, banning and hiding everything is not the answer. The bubble we are putting everyone in will burst eventually, and then what? They have been left with no exposure and coping skills for these issues. But this blog is just one girl’s opinion. My thoughts alone. And I thank you all for reading them even though you just wanted Bumble and Yukon Cornelius jokes minus the soap box…
Merry Christmas everyone…
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My dad singing..don’t worry dad I’ll keep singing “Baby it’s Cold Outside ” for you and Deano, and defend my crazy childhood..
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