It was Christmas Eve, and we had planned a great feast and family reunion. Unfortunately, a blizzard of unpresidented magnitude prevented all our reletives from attending. This greatly distressed my young daughter.
"Daddy, isn't Christmas supposed to be special?" My daughter asked.
It is, I answered.
"So why did God let the weather be so bad?"
Well, you remember the story of Rudolph, don't you? And how Santa needed his bright red nose to guide him when the weather was bad.
Well, its a very good thing the weather sometimes gets this bad. If Christmas Eve was never foggy, Rudolph never would have been able to become a hero.
"Daddy, what would have happened if Christmas was never foggy?"
I did not answer. Some stories aren't meant for innocent minds. What would have become of Rudolph and the entire world had God made the weather perfect every Christmas Eve is one such story.
All that's left is red stains
Piercing Weapon: superior (rank 2)
With Christmas Eve always clear, his glowing red nose was never needed. Years of abuse and neglect drove Rudolph mad. One day, he just snapped. He went on a rampage and trampled Santa to death, murdered Donor, Cupid, Blitzen, Comet, Dasher, Dancer, Vixen, and Prancer. Then, he gored all the elves and Mrs. Claus too. No more presents, no more merrymaking, no more yule log fires, candy canes, trees and decorations. Every Christmas Eve he travels the world and attacks anyone he sees displaying any hint of mirth. Especially anyone wearing red, overweight and with a white beard. Or anyone who so much as smiles. And lord have mercy if you point out his glowing red nose, for this demented reindeer will not.
Flight: superior (rank 2)
Like all the other reindeers in Santa's stable, the murderous reindeer who was once known as Rudolph can fly. The other eight reindeer could travel the entire world in a single night. Perhaps he isn't quite as fast as they were, but he's not slowed down by a sleigh loaded with toys, either.