Rudolph The Resigning Prime Minister

Damn you, Jonathon Gatehouse. You and your National Today newsletter just ruined Christmas and Canadian history for me for the rest of time.

Today in history

Nov. 15, 1948: A farewell address from Prime Minister Mackenzie King — who was also apparently the voice of Sam the Snowman in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

He’s right, you guys.

Sam the Snowman:

Prime Minister King:

Other than some extra whistling on the S’s, it’s uncanny. Why was this glossed over in high school?

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