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Watch: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer dies in Virginia

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Community's claymation special has yet to arrive, but the pop-culture gods are already smiling down on us. From atop their Charlie St. Clouds, they've sent us the type of video that should make even the most hardened internet resident grin.

The video below, in which Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer suffers a slow, untimely, and, most importantly here, public death at a Virginia parade, is that video. Some have advised viewers to skip ahead to the two-minute mark, but I think it's best to watch it in its entirety, so as to let the anticipation build. 

Yet shortly after that clip made the rounds, another Rudolph-related YouTube video started popping up. Perhaps as a way to commemorate the tragedy, a mash-up titled "Rudolph (You Don't Have to Put on the Red Light)" is at your service below.