So the other night, we piled in the car and drove through the Land of Lights in Santa Claus, Indiana. It's and updated version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer told in Christmas lights and it's very clever. And as I was driving, I was remembering both the song and the classic television special that I always loved growing up. The more I thought about them, the more I realized it never occurred to me when I was a kid that the lyrics of the song barely covered the material in the movie. In the song, there is no mention of an abominable snowman, a gold prospector named Yukon Cornelius, an elf that wants to be a dentist, an island for misfit toys, or a girlfriend. But then again, what's a good rhyme for abominable snowman? I guess you have to draw the line somewhere. It's like you've just described the song and then you say, "If you want more, you'll have to watch the movie." That I've done a number of times, as have millions of people about 8 years older than me on down. Couldn't have Christmas without it. And, by the way, I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

More From WBKR-FM