This Christmas, people are upset about Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer.

Even as an adult, I look forward to watching the Christmas Classic. I watched it as a kid, then as a parent, and now as a fan. It's part of my holiday tradition. In fact, I just watched it a couple of weeks ago on TV.

Well, if it's up to some viewers, this year could be the last time it airs on TV.

According to,

"As is tradition when Christmastime nears, the 1964 classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" returned to American television screens. But this time around, the once-heralded stop-motion film has made the news for all the wrong reasons."

"Viewers may recall its simple plot: The reindeer is mocked and cast away by the majority of his peers when they discover his glowing red nose. Even though Rudolph ultimately returns to save the day -- using his glimmering snout to guide Santa through poor weather -- there's no denying the verbal attacks Rudolph endures early on."

What they are saying is the beloved character is going through some serious bullying and that it's neither family-friendly or appropriate in this day and age.

Are we now being way too critical? It's just a television program or have we been too lenient on this type of show?

I believe the show is teaching a valuable lesson to children.

Leave Rudolph alone and move on to something more important.

What do you think?

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