Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is too religious. That's the allegation from the mother of a child at Murrayville Elementary School in North Carolina.

She was especially upset because the song included the words "Christmas" and "Santa." The song had been included in the annual "Holiday" concert performed by kindergarteners.

So the principal relented and pulled the popular Christmas tune from the show. Well, that led to all sorts of problems and more parents complained. They argued that the kids had been rehearsing the song for weeks and it was unfair to censor it from the show.

School administrators and lawyers launched an all-out investigation of Rudolph and eventually determined the red-nosed creature was not religious and therefore -- the song could be performed.

I'm not making any of this up, folks.

The mother who made the initial complaint told The Stars News she was trying to have a Hanukkah song added to the musical lineup.

Bottom line -- Rudolph gets to perform; Hanukkah Harry does not.

I think I need another shot of Egg Nog.