Lucas is the protagonist of Rankin/Bass's 1975 special The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow. He is a young shepherd boy who is blinded by lightning and taken in by a group of nuns from a nearby abbey. Not unlike Aaron of The Little Drummer Boy, Lucas is an orphan who has apparently been wandering the countryside with his animals, a flock of sheep and a dog named Waggles. However, Lucas is a very optimistic, brave, and giving person, if somewhat naive. Lucas is fascinated with snow and dreams about someday having a "white Christmas".