>Dasher, Dancer, Dunder and Jesus

>More Christmas sadness–”Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” got temporarily yanked for its “religious overtones.” (That must be the Mongolian throat-singing version.)

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Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.


  1. >Several years ago, our school had another version of Rudolph pulled from the holiday program. It was about Randolph, a cowboy. The six-shooters were the offending words.

  2. victoria thorne says:

    >Mongolian throat-singing. Always a threat to young minds.

  3. >Remember when the protestant zealots smashed all the statues in the churches in what’s now Belgium? And the French Revolutionaries turned atheists and burned all the religious art in France? And the Taliban blew up the statues of the Buddha? Yeah, good times.

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