Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Beware of the Christmas "Classic"

The other night, the kids were clamoring to watch the claymation Christmas classic "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer."  Or, as Aidan calls it, "Ru-Dog."  You know, cause he's so hip.

Anyway, I thought I had seen it when I was browsing through Netflix instant streaming a few weeks ago, so I agreed.  But after I fired it up, I realized it was not the classic Rudolph I'd seen, but some random animated version instead.  The kids were not pleased at first, but I convinced them to stick it out because the Netflix description said there would be a few other "Christmas Classics" on after Rudolph that maybe they'd like.  I was thinking Frosty, Christmas Carol, etc.

WRONG.

I'm in the kitchen getting dinner ready when all of a sudden I look up and see the TV screen is showing a little ditty called "Santa's Surprise", which apparently was made back in the '40's and Holy Racist Stereotype Animation, Batman!  Oh.My.God.

Good lord, Netflix.  Maybe it's time to shelve some of these "Christmas Classics".  Or at least don't put them in the warm fuzzy "For Kids" section.

[Picture removed b/c it bugged me.]

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3 comments:

Jen said...

Oh man! That is just wrong. I can't believe that is still allowed to be played.

Julia said...

Oh dear! Netflix seriously needs to get its act together! I mean---they say they're going to have more movies available for streaming, and that's the crap they make available. That and Robocop 3 (Robocop 1 and 2 were not available, of course, b/c that would make sense?!?!).

P.S. I am not a fan of Robocop. At.all. It was about all they had available for streaming. Then I decided sleep would be more entertaining.

Katherine said...

Hey, at least you're streaming stuff. I'm still figuring out this whole television thing.