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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-04 02:02 PM
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34. I Actually Think it Represents How Children See Authority Figures
or at least did at the time. That was the special's audience and it played to its audience well.

Psychologically, it's right on for a children's movie. Many children feel different, rejected, misunderstood by authority figures. The Rudolph special showed a small human experiencing troubles, finding allies and friends, and using his particular difference (interest in dentistry) to defang the monster.

I think that's why it's become a classic and some other holiday films haven't.
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