rudie stampFor 50 years, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s nose has lit up, signaling that he’s a misfit. I was, too, and he made that O.K.  His story is my favorite Christmas story and has been for years.  Why?  I’m so glad you asked.

I just had an essay on the subject published yesterday.

Rudolph and I are misfits


Click the link to read the essay at Thanks for reading while I’m gearing up and getting my popcorn ready for the 50th annual showing of Rudolph on Dec. 9. I can’t wait to visit the Island of Misfit Toys and the North Pole and watch the story I know by heart unfold again.  Yes, I’ll be singing the tunes, one song in particular (read the essay to find out!).

To a Holly Jolly Christmas!