French Lyrics Reveal Shocking Truth of Rudolph’s Red Nose

“Le p’tit renne au nez rouge” – Jacques Larue’s translation of Johnny Marks’ “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” – reveals the real reason Rudolph’s nose was so red. Contrary to the 1964 Rankin-Bass TV special, its glow was not caused by an incandescent bulb. The last four lines (above) tell us: His little nose made everybody laugh.