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Here’s Why This Christmas Classic Is Abominable by Today’s Standards

Since its debut in 1964, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” has been a much-loved holiday classic. Generations of Americans have grown up with the stop-motion story about the lovable misfit who saves Christmas and becomes ‘the most famous reindeer of all.’ In fact, many of us have seen this Christmas special — the longest continuously running Christmas special in history — so many times that we don’t see it for what it is: “[E]vidence that America has really changed,” said Glenn on the show today.

“We have watched this now every single year. It is a classic. I don’t know when I started noticing but now I’m to the point where I can’t even watch it anymore,” Glenn said, adding, “We always thought as kids that Santa was happy and nice, but now as I watch this as an adult, I realize he is … a xenophobic jerk.”

Watch the clip above to get Glenn’s take on why movies like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” would never fly in today’s ‘kinder and gentler’ society. “For anybody who says that we have not changed as a society, that we are still just as horrible as we’ve always been … I would like to offer some evidence that America has really changed since the 1960’s.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.
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Glenn Beck celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

It was only 50 years ago, on July 20th, 1969, that Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to actually set foot on the lunar surface -- something that just ten years prior had been unthinkable. More than 600 million people around the world listened as Armstrong spoke these immortal words: "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Watch the clip to hear Glenn tell the story and bring the historic day to life.