Classic ‘Rudolph’ Christmas Special Sparks the Most Cynical 2017 Responses on Twitter

“I see #Rudolph trending and I don’t want to click on it for fear that he’s either dead, is being accused of groping women, or is coming out as a white supremacist,” one user says

As is tradition, CBS aired the beloved Christmas special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” on Tuesday night and many Twitter users found its classic optimism difficult to relate to in 2017.

Some viewers rediscovering the 1964 Rankin/Bass stop-motion movie took to Twitter to celebrate their nostalgia, sending the hashtag #Rudolph trending during the special’s east coast broadcast.

Others weren’t quite as joyful, however.

“I see #Rudolph trending and I don’t want to click on it for fear that he’s either dead, is being accused of groping women, or is coming out as a white supremacist,” wrote one user.

“Watching ‘Rudolph’ on CBS. They should have called it ‘everyone’s an a–hole, including santa,’ ” wrote another.

One sports fan observed, “Comet shouldn’t be in coaching if he’s going to turn his back on the most talented reindeer. This is a results business.”

While another clearly follows the L.A. Lakers: “Donner is the LaVar Ball of reindeer dads.”

Read the tweets below — and happy holidays!