It’s nearly Christmas and that means the yearly embargo on Christmas songs has been lifted in our household. Let’s be honest, Christmas music is awful and if it weren’t for twisted nostalgia none of us would listen to it.
But my current pet-peeve is way more specific. In the song “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer” the singer says, “You know [twelve fictional reindeer], but do you know the most famous reindeer of all?” I know a bunch of fictional reindeer that are less famous, why wouldn’t I know the most famous reindeer!? It’s like saying, “You know the starting offensive line of the Indianapolis Colts, but do you know the quarterback?” Of course, I do! Why would I need an introduction to the most famous reindeer when it’s clear I’m into popular reindeer?