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Hamildolph (An American Christmas Story) - Lyrics

How does a young buck reindeer, one who was constantly
Mocked and dropped in the middle of a forgotten
Island full of misfit toys, where nobody could tell you what his name is
Grow up to be the one who's the most famous?

The same reindeer, who led Santa through the fog'n
Went globe trottin' by not lettin' fear stop him
Got treated like a dog'n
That made it a tough slog‘n
He was green: he barely had antlers upon his noggin'

And every day his playmates berated him by calling him
Names and it was lame, he struggled and kept his guard up
Inside he was tired of hearin' the same old line, he
Started making use of his nose—it was super shiny

Well, the word got around, they said, "This deer is insane, man!"
Wasn't very long before the word got to the Big Man
All the other reindeer used to ban you from their games, but
The world's gonna know your name. What's your name, man?

Rudolph Red-Nosed Reindeer
My name is Rudolph Red-Nosed Reindeer
And Santa came to me one foggy year
On Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve . . .
Here he comes!

(Here comes the Santa Claus!)
Ladies and gentlemen!
(Here comes the Santa Claus!)
The moment you've been waiting for!
(Here comes the Santa Claus!)
The pride of the North Pole!
(Here comes the Santa Claus!)
Saint Nicholas!

There's a delay (What?)
Of my sleigh (What?)
Right before Christmas Day
This fog is not going away
I'm gonna need someone to light the way

Can I be real a second?
For just a millisecond?
Let down my guard and tell the people how I feel a second?

Now I'm the model of a modern myth that's magical
A veteran with venison valeting him whose elves are all
Lining up, to make my sleigh ascendable
Hitchin' reindeer to harnesses
And checkin' off the names on Nice and Naughty Lists
But the elephant is in the room
The fog is in our face and our mission is about to be doomed!

Any hope of success is fleeting
How can I keep leading, when the reindeer I'm leading can't be seeing?
We put a halt to proceedings as we try to get vision
It's a tough decision. Listen

We are in fog (What?)
That's thick (What?)
We gotta go quick
We gotta make it through this year
Ayo, I need a new lead reindeer

Is this the team with which I am to circle the globe?
We fly at midnight—the North Pole in the distance
I cannot fly if I cannot see, people!
I'm in dire need of assistance

Brrr
Your Excellency, you wanted to see me?

Rudolph, come in—did you say "brrr"?

Yes, sir, ‘cause it's freezing
There's a rumor, sir: Christmas is canceled because there's a storm out?

Rudolph?

Sir?

Close the door, don't let the warm out

Have I done something wrong, sir?

On the contrary
I called you here because our odds are beyond scary
Your reputation precedes you, so I have to ask

Sir?

Rudolph, what will it take to get you on my staff?

Sir?!

Okay, look, I know you've got a crazy shiny nose
In fact, I've heard there are those who even say it glows
I know the deer and all the elves now admire you

They laugh and call me names, like Pinocchio

Now why're you upset?

I'm not

It's alright you want to fly, you've got a hunger
You're just like Donner as a youngster
Head full of fantasies of flyin' like a starter?

Yes

Flying is easy, young man. Leading is harder

Why are you telling me this?

I'm being honest.
I need to get these toys to all the kids like I promised
A fog this thick is not an option I chose
I need a reindeer who can light up his nose. So?

I am not throwin' away my shot!
I am not throwin' away my shot!
Ayo, it's just why he came here, a young and scrappy reindeer!

I am not throwing away my shot!

Son, we are in fog that's thick!

You need all the help you can get
I have some friends: Yukon Cornelius
And Hermey—he's a dentist
K, what else?

We gotta go quick!

We'll need to go as the crow flies
Take shortcuts and zoom through the night sky
I'll tell the elves to load the sleigh with supplies
We'll take to the skies, all the haters will be surprised!
I'll rise above my station, lead your sleigh to every nation
We'll go down in his'try as a winning combination, sir!

Here comes the Santa Claus!
Rise up! What?
Here comes the Santa Claus!
Rise up! What?
Here comes the Santa Claus!
Rise up! What?
Here comes the Santa Claus!
What?

And his lead reindeer!
Boom!

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