Do you remember a few days ago when we mentioned that Santa of course doesn’t force all of his helper elves to make toys? Well, we also mentioned that there was at least one elf who wanted to do something besides make toys. His name is Hermey, and he is a dear friend of ours! Have you ever seen the Christmas special Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? If not, it’s playing this year on Amazon, and you can look for it on certain TV stations.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is an important Christmas classic movie because we learn all about how Rudolph came to lead Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve, and we also get to meet someone very special: Hermey.
If you know anything about Christmas elves, you’ll know that Santa asked them if they would like to build toys for him for this most festive holiday. They of course said yes, but now in 2017, hundreds of years after the invention of Christmas, some of the elves want to do other things. Namely, Hermey. As you see in Rudolph, Hermey wants to leave the North Pole to become a dentist. Isn’t that crazy?
So, we don’t want to give any spoilers away, but do you think that this was a worthwhile profession for Hermey to pursue? We think so. Hermey knew what he wanted and he took the chance to get there! Of course, he had to be a bit of an outcast for a while, but people eventually understood that it was more important for Hermey to be happy, than to fit in.
Here you can see Hermey and our favorite reindeer Rudolph hanging out together and working through their “misfit” situations.
Has there ever been a time when you thought you were an outcast, or a misfit, like Rudolph and Hermey? We want you to know that that is not a bad thing. That you should absolutely still do whatever it is that you love to do, and don’t worry if people are mean about it. Especially since Santa is always watching, as we also talked about previously, if you are kind and true to yourself he will make sure to treat you extra well this Christmas!
Do You Want to be a Dentist Too?
That’s awesome! Our Dr. Burg LOVES being a dentist, and we’re sure you will love it too. Though becoming a dentist is a bit of work, we know that each and every one of you is smart enough to handle it! Besides, being a dentist is great because you get to help people have happy, beautiful smiles for your whole life! Check out these steps if you want to grow up to be like Hermey.
How to become a dentist:
- Get good grades all the way until graduation
- Study biology and science classes to exercise your brain
- Take writing and literature classes to help you figure out how to analyze problems
- Sign up for a good dental program near you
- Work hard and graduate
- Take the test
- Find a great place to work!
We know not everyone wants to be a dentist, but we still think these steps can apply to whatever you want to be when you grow up. You’re already a superhero, you just have to have the dedication to back it up!
We hope that you are still having a lovely holiday season, and we are so excited that Christmas is coming right up! Stay tuned for our final day of Burgmas tomorrow!