As stories get passed down over generations, the words—their very meanings—can change. Such is the case with Rudolph, the beloved children’s story and Christmas song. Here’s the true story of Rudolph behind the tale.
“All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games.”
Yes, people—even reindeer—may be ostracized by their peers for being different. It’s true that Rudy, as some called him, had a shiny red nose. But why?
Here’s the cold truth: Rudolph had Raynaud’s!
The barn where all the reindeer gathered to await Santa’s journey was freezing! Rudolph was hypersensitive to cold. He was stressed too! Would he be able to reach all the homes of well-behaved boys and girls on Christmas Eve?
As he fretted, a