Olive, the Other Reindeer is a 45-minute animated television special produced by Matt Groening of Simpsons fame and Drew Barrymore through her Flower Films production company. It’s based on the 1997 children’s book by Vivian Walsh.

The story follows a dog named Olive (voiced by Drew Barrymore), who does not act at all like a dog. When she returns home from some errands, she finds her owner, Tim, putting away Christmas decorations and announcing morosely that there “won’t be any Christmas”.

Olive eventually finds out that this is because Blitzen, one of Santa’s reindeer, is injured and can not fly. Santa hopes he can make the Christmas run with “all of the other reindeer”. Mishearing this on the radio as “Olive the other reindeer”, Olive becomes convinced that it is she Santa is referring to, prompting her to travel to the North Pole to fill in on the sleigh team.

When Olive is flying with Santa, she sings a song called “Merry Christmas After All.” I haven’t been able to find this Olive the Other Reindeer song anywhere online except in a YouTube video. Unfortunately, embedding has been disabled, so you’ll have to go here to watch the video. The lyrics from the song are also taken from the video.

“Merry Christmas After All” (from Olive the Other Reindeer) Song Lyrics

[Santa Claus] Any chance,we can go faster gang?
[Olive] Warp speed,captain.
[Santa Claus] Ho,ho,ho.

I don’t have antlers,
I don’t have hooves.
My flying works, I have no clue;
but now I got the reindeer moves.
I’m the true blue member of the crew.

It took Olive to remind us,
you can’t give up on Christmas Eve.
Now the trouble’s all behind us,
cause Olive taught us how to believe.

[Chorus] So Merry Christmas after all,
to everybody big and small.
I pulled the sleigh and had a ball,
so Merry Christmas after all.

If you got the Christmas spirit,
let nothing you dismay.
You don’t need springs,or wings or strings
to fly on Christmas Day.

So it’s Olive telling to remind you,
on this Christmas Eve.
It’s all right there inside you,
you just got to believe.

So Merry Christmas after all,
to everybody big and small.
That’s all that she’s a fireball,
so Merry Christmas after all.

Merry Christmas after all,
to all the creatures great and small.
Pull your sleigh and have a ball.
So Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas after all.

Source: Wikipedia