“I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas”
Back in 1953 ten year old Gayla Peevy had a rather strange request for Christmas. She wanted a pet but not just any pet. “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas,” she proclaims. Where would she keep it? Why in the family’s two garage of course!
“Shoppin’ Around For A Christmas Tree“
The season can be one of great joy but great frustration as well. Radio personality and parody songwriter Bob Rivers captures the angst of trying to find the perfect tree to grace the family living room. Set to the tune of “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” it reminds us that people get that ornamental feelin’ every year. Mom and Dad and the kids are all happy until they get their hands all scratched and sappy.
Bonus Song #1 – “The Christmas Song”
Adam Sandler makes the list again with “The Christmas Song,” which is not to be confused with the one by Mel Tormé. No, this song has more in common with “I’m Getting Nuttin’ For Christmas.” Which leads us to ask, “Just why did you set the pizza guy’s hair on fire?”
Bonus Song #2 – “Suck It Up (It’s Winter)“
It is not a holiday song but it is seasonal. Once December rolls around and rolls past, it can get pretty cold in Upstate New York and other northern states as well. And you know it’s cold when your beer freezes. Scott B Adams says we should just suck it up! He also says, “That is one of those things I did and then immediately regretted… Really it was just a spoof on Elvis.” Maybe. But has anyone seen my wine glass?