I’ve seen the classic 1964 “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” more times than I can count. And I’ve certainly heard the song hundreds of times.

But I never put it together until watching it tonight that Donner is Rudolph’s father.

It was almost the same feeling as learning that Darth Vader was Luke’s father. (Hope I didn’t spoil that for anyone.)

Why doesn’t this ever come up in the song? Seems like significant information to me.

Definitely some nepotism going on in Santa’s organization. Reindeer privilege.