|Written by||Johnny Marks|
|Publisher||St. Nicholas Music Inc.|
Johnny Marks adapted Robert Mays' story of Rudolph into the popular children's Christmas song, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". The song, which tells the story of outcast Rudolph and his glowing nose which allows Santa to see to deliver his toys on a foggy Christmas night, has been recorded by numerous artists, most famously by Gene Autry in 1949. It is frequently sung with the addition of humorous echoes and/or responses to the lines by children. An example of this would be the final line "You'll go down in history!", to which the response might be "like George Washington!"
- A version by Grover, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and the cast is included on the 1984 album Sesame Street Christmas Sing-Along.
- A version by Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus is included on the 1998 album Elmo Saves Christmas: Holiday Favorites.
- On December 1, 2011, Kermit the Frog sang the holiday tune onstage with Santa Claus (performed by Brad Oscar) for The National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.
- After a backstage accident in It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, a fly pulley hurls Rizzo the Rat into a brick wall, making his nose glow red. Johnny Fiama and Sal Minella make fun of him quoting the song, "It's so shiny you could even say it glows." Gonzo sparks a new idea for an act in the show, "Frosty the Snow Rat." Kermit is surprised he didn't go with "Rizzo the Red-Nose Rat Deer."