Happy Holidays! For this very special, season finale episode of Romeo And... I give you my review of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, the 1964 classic based on the ever popular Christmas song of the same name. The film has been a Christmas tradition in my family for several years, and was one of my first explorations into the world of sex discrimination.
I discuss how differently discrimination was addressed 50 years ago, and the way these sex differences were regarded. How we addressed discrimination then paints a very distinct (and often hilarious) picture of the way we look at these same issues today. Unfortunately, though we enjoy much more equality nowadays, we are still dealing with the same issues of discrimination that we dealt with back then.
At the top of the show, I also give a reminder that the holiday season is not happy and joyous for everyone. Be mindful about how you engage with others. It doesn't mean you're not allowed to be joyous yourself, but recognize that resentment and sadness are natural reactions to tough times. Sometimes people want to endure these feelings without others insisting they need to cheer up.
That said, have a wonderful New Year! And I hope you are all back in February for season 3 of Romeo And...!
- Movie dialogue and sound clips from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer courtesy of DreamWorks Classics
- December 28, 2015