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During this time of the year we may hear and maybe singing various carols. These Christmas carols / songs have become synonymous with this time of the year. One of these carols /songs is Rudolph the Red nose Reindeer. As a youth I heard this carol / song sung with the thought that, “This is a happy song”.
As I have grown older the words of this song have taken on a different meaning. As the song begins, we are drawn to the names of Santa’s reindeer: Dasher, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph. As the song continues special attention is drawn to Rudolph.
The song tells us that Rudolph had a bright red shinny nose that some say even glowed. We are told that this trait distinguished Rudolph from the other reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen.
With the next several lines of the carol / song we hear that Rudolph finds that he is laughed at, called names and not allowed to join in reindeer games. Although the reason (s) for Rudolph being shunned, laughed at and called names is not made clear — what is made clear is that Rudolph’s bright red shinny nose made him different from the other reindeer.
Please read Part 2 for context. Thank you.
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