Favorite Rankin/Bass movie: ‘The Year Without a Santa Claus’ or ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'? | The Tylt

Favorite Rankin/Bass movie: ‘The Year Without a Santa Claus’ or ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'?

There is a metric crap-ton of Christmas movies out there. Within this metric crap-ton, only about a handful reign supreme, the majority of which are adorable stop-motion movies produced by the iconic Rankin/Bass Productions. You definitely know them—there’s “The Year Without a Santa Claus,” in which Santa takes the one day he works off because he feels under-appreciated, as well as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” about a little deer with a pulsating schnoz. Which is your favorite?

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“The Year Without a Santa Claus” is a 1974 classic that has it all, baby. It’s got a disgruntled Santa who decides to retire because he’s not getting the respect he thinks he deserves. It’s got Mrs. Claus wondering why the hell she can’t just put on the red suit herself. And it’s got a healthy bout of sibling rivalry

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“The Year Without a Santa Claus” also knows how to pull on the heart strings. One of the best parts of the movie is when a little girl sings about how blue her Christmas’ll be with no Santa in it. Although, no offense, kid, but Elvis sings it better

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People have recently had an issue with “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” because they say it’s essentially a film about bullying, but they’re missing the whole point of the movie. Sure, Rudolph has a rough start, with his parents and fellow students and even Santa (who happens to be the rudest Santa of all times, by the way) ragging on something out of his control. But he overcomes the situation and puts everyone in their place, coming to the conclusion that it’s better to be a misfit toy than some basic elf drone
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Basically, Rudolph and all the other outcasts teach us that we can either roll over and let others define us, or rise above it and define ourselves. And the songs are catchy, too. 

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