No wonder Rudolph's nose is red .

| 12/12/2006

The Texas Department of Transportation has produced a TV commercial to remind people who drink during the holidays to designate a sober driver - but the animated spot may have fans of Donner and Blitzen in an uproar.

According to media reports, the public service announcement shows Santa's reindeer partying a bit too much the night before Christmas - getting so tipsy, in fact, that one reindeer falls off a ladder and knocks down a Christmas tree.

Santa then shows up at the door, shakes his head in disapproval and summons a sleigh that's pulled by four bright yellow taxi cabs.