Turns out the guy who wrote the original rhyming story for "Rudoph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" -- don't recall his name offhand, but you could look it up (here it is, Robert L. May) -- was an underpaid copywriter for Montgomery Ward catalogue way back when. MW wanted a Christmas story and asked him to write it, which he did. Montgomery Ward released it to huge popularity, but the lowly author never saw a dime. However, some years later, the CEO of MW assigned the rights to the lowly copywriter. It so happened that the LC's brother-in-law was well-known composer Johnny Marks, who wrote the music for it. It was recorded by Gene Autry, and the LC made a bundle and everyone was happy.
So why am I telling you this nice little Christmas story?
Because I heard it on NPR when I punched out on Gordon's O-Deck vaginal steam cleaner story, which apparently went on for quite some time because when I punched in after the NPR story had concluded, they were still talking about it, until Junior forcibly brought the whole wretched segment to a merciful conclusion.