Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was BULLIED – Say “NO” to Bullying Every Day

Rudolph was Bullied

In the movie, “Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer,” we find out that Donner was his father.  Rudolph was hurt by the other reindeers that bullied him .  Eventually, he ran away.  Imagine coming to school every day and being bullied!

Here is the song.   Look at the words that tell of the dreadful bullying that Rudolph suffered.  I have put human pictures of bullying.  I hope you will see how Rudolph or kids feel.

The Song:

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen

Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen

But do you recall

The most famous reindeer of all?


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Had a very shiny nose

And if you ever saw it

You would even say it glows


All of the other reindeer

Used to laugh and call him names

They never let poor Rudolph

Join in any reindeer games


Then one foggy Christmas Eve

Santa came to say

“Rudolph, with your nose so bright

Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”


Then how the reindeer loved him

As they shouted out with glee

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

You’ll go down in history”

What do You Think?  Please answer these questions.

1.   Is it bullying when the other reindeer laugh and call Rudolph names?

2.     Is it bullying and unkind when they would not let Rudolph play with them?

3. Can you act like Santa and see that a kid that is different can have special gifts and talents?

It seems that Rudolph was a different reindeer because he had a red nose that seemed to glow.  I think you will agree with me that Rudolph could not help the fact that he had a red nose.  And I think you will agree that it was cruel to hurt Rudolph just because he was different.

This is NOT just a Christmas Song!

We are different but we are all the same as human beings

This is a song that tell us all year long that bullying someone because he or she is different is wrong.  As it turns out, Rudolph’s difference was a special gift that no one noticed at first.   It was a difference that made it possible for Santa to bring toys to others. 


This is my ebook about bullying. You can find it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the Apple iBook store.

When the reindeers realized that they had bullied Rudolph and that his difference was special, they put love in their hearts.   Let us do this every day and say a big “NO” to bullying someone because he or she is different.

Let us decide what we have in common with someone who is different.

Kindness Calendar: Ideas to Use Every Day to Bring Happiness


02_friendlychatIdea No. 1   Start a Friendly Conversation

This does not have to be a long conversation.   Pick someone that is not a friend.  This could be someone in your school or on a team.  Just say a few words like ‘great shirt.’  Or if you notice someone with a sports t-shirt, you could say “that was a great game last night.”

Many older people live alone so just a few words to them is great.  You might see an older person walking a dog and say, “Your dog is beautiful” or ‘what is the name of your dog?”  Sometimes, the weather is easy to talk about, “It’s going to rain today,” or “I think it will be another (hot) cold day.

By talking to another person, we tell ourselves that ‘other people are important,’ and ‘it’s not all about me!”  Talking to other people gives you confidence.  I know you have been told not to speak with strangers, but pick someone like an older woman or man who you know cannot hurt you. That way, you are not breaking your parents’ rules and you are bringing happiness to someone.  Not everyone may be willing to speak with you, so if they don’t – do not take it personally!  Try again.