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View Poll Results: Is Rudoph Canon?
Yes! There are nine reindeer. 36 73.47%
No! There are only eight reindeer. 13 26.53%
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Old December 24 2008, 06:18 PM   #1
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Is Rudolph the Reindeer canon?

Do you consider Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to be an official part of the Santa Claus legend?
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Old December 24 2008, 06:20 PM   #2
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Re: Is Rudolph the Reindeer canon?

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Do you consider Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to be an official part of the Santa Claus legend?
Yes, but tragically... he collided with a 747 over Madrid earlier this year. Authorities have confirmed that "The reindeer in Spain was hit mainly by the plane."
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Old December 24 2008, 06:20 PM   #3
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Re: Is Rudolph the Reindeer canon?

No.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_reindeer

Rudolph's story was originally written in verse by Robert L. May for the Montgomery Ward chain of department stores in 1939, and published as a book to be given to children in the store at Christmas time.
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Old December 24 2008, 06:20 PM   #4
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Re: Is Rudolph the Reindeer canon?

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Do you consider Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to be an official part of the Santa Claus legend?
Yes I do, infact I think he's pretty well accepted as SC "canon" -the only addition to the SC legend in the 20th century.
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Old December 24 2008, 06:23 PM   #5
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Re: Is Rudolph the Reindeer canon?

He's definitely canonical. I think the TV special has pretty much cemented Rudolph into the Christmas canon, regardless of why he was invented (although the others were invented by one guy for a poem, so one person gets a big say in these types of things).
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Old December 24 2008, 06:29 PM   #6
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Rudolph should not be considered canon. Donner was never supposed to have a kid and Rudolph's collar number starts with zero. Zero!!! Damn that JJ Abrams and his stupid alternate universe!
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Old December 24 2008, 06:33 PM   #7
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Re: Is Rudolph the Reindeer canon?

Okay, that's it, everyone out of the gene-pool. When we start having canon fights over Santa's Reindeer it's time to call it a day



And everyone knows that the only Rudoplh remastered is officially now canon, and Elf Okuda's encylopedia is out of date
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Old December 24 2008, 06:34 PM   #8
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SC was great. Then SC 2 came along and they just couldn't duplicate the magic. But worst was giving the franchise to Brannon and Braga, Rudolph was bad enough, but when they put Mrs Claus in a catsuit and brought in the super hot cyborg elf that was just too much. Then the endless time travel...
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Old December 24 2008, 06:38 PM   #9
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SC was great. Then SC 2 came along and they just couldn't duplicate the magic. But worst was giving the franchise to Brannon and Braga, Rudolph was bad enough, but when they put Mrs Claus in a catsuit and brought in the super hot cyborg elf that was just too much. Then the endless time travel...
Could have been worse. Did you hear they were planning a series were SC gets lost in some place called "Antarctica" and must spend 70 years trying to get home I mean come on, how are they going to explain feeding the Reindeer week after week, and I heard that Rudoplh's nose now moves into different configurations for flight and for walking.
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Old December 24 2008, 07:06 PM   #10
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Re: Is Rudolph the Reindeer canon?

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No.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_reindeer

Rudolph's story was originally written in verse by Robert L. May for the Montgomery Ward chain of department stores in 1939, and published as a book to be given to children in the store at Christmas time.
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Old December 24 2008, 07:08 PM   #11
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Re: Is Rudolph the Reindeer canon?

But apparently some of the reindeer are rebels they captured and had to add them to the sleigh to have enough to get it to fly. They could do cool stories with the conflict between the two sets of reindeer....
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Old December 24 2008, 07:26 PM   #12
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Re: Is Rudolph the Reindeer canon?

Sadly, the OP is quite incorrect in both options.

There are 10 reindeer. The 10th being Olive..
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to quote:
"...Olive, the other reindeer, used to laugh..."
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Old December 24 2008, 07:29 PM   #13
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Re: Is Rudolph the Reindeer canon?

To me, Rudolph is like Robin in the Batman universe.
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Old December 24 2008, 07:35 PM   #14
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Re: Is Rudolph the Reindeer canon?

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SC was great. Then SC 2 came along and they just couldn't duplicate the magic. But worst was giving the franchise to Brannon and Braga, Rudolph was bad enough, but when they put Mrs Claus in a catsuit and brought in the super hot cyborg elf that was just too much. Then the endless time travel...
Well, how else is Santa supposed to visit every good kid? Though they kind of wrote themselves into a hole with that one.
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Old December 24 2008, 07:38 PM   #15
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To me, Rudolph is like Robin in the Batman universe.
Unwanted Batman/Robin = Santa/Rudolph gay joke just formulated in my mind...must scrub brain with .45 colt.
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