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Know Any Silly Christmas Songs?

I just heard "I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" and LOL. :-)

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I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don't think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He won't have to use our dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door, that's the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me too

Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then
Teacher says a hippo is a vegeterian

There's lots of room for him in our two-car garage
I'd feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage
I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles or rhinoceroseses
I only like hippopotamuseses
And hippopotamuses like me too!


I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas is a Christmas novelty song written by John Coctoasten and performed by Gayla Peevey in 1953. It is a Dr. Demento Christmas staple, and is currently available on Dr. Demento's The Greatest Novelty Records of All Time Vol. 6: Christmas.

Here's an interesting fact about the popular Christmas hippopotamus song - in 1953 a ten-year-old girl from Oklahoma, Gayla Peevey sang the song as a way to raise money for the Oklahoma City Zoo's first hippopotamus. It became a nationwide hit after that, although John Rox wrote the song "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" in 1950! The song was not written specifically for the Oklahoma zoo, its just that when they needed the hippo the song came out so the Christmas hippopotamus song just fitted in.

 

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SavageGrl

Asked by SavageGrl at 1:25 PM on Dec. 21, 2010 in Holidays

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  • I love that song. Also Santa Baby is one of my favorites.
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 1:26 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth, and The Grinch song are all kind of funny.
    vicesix

    Answer by vicesix at 1:27 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • I LOVE that song, but they dont' play it much. that song just makes me smile its so silly.
    choco_mom

    Answer by choco_mom at 1:28 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • Me too, choco mom! There's a line in it about the hippo being an herbivore (?). Now, I gotta look up the lyrics! LOL

    SavageGrl

    Comment by SavageGrl (original poster) at 1:30 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • *oops!* vegetarian. LOL

    SavageGrl

    Comment by SavageGrl (original poster) at 1:35 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • Haha I only know the rude ones I have to tell my children off for singing!
    leah_rai

    Answer by leah_rai at 1:36 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • I just looked some up lol. Here are some I thought were funny!

    Jungle Bells:
    Here we are on Guam.
    Without a hope of snow.
    But though the spreading palms.
    A typhoon sure can blow.

    Santa Clause will know,
    What the tropics will allow.
    Instead of riding eight reindeer,
    He'll ride a carabao.

    Chorus:
    Ohh, Jungle Bells, coconut shells,
    Sticker burrs all the way.
    Oh what fun it is to ride
    In a two wheeled carabao sleigh.

    I'm Not Your Santa:
    I'm not your santa claus
    I'm not your santa claus
    You're tryin' to hire me for your mall display,
    To sit up in that chair all night and day,
    You think that I look just like the man,
    Well just cuz i do, doesn't mean I am.
    I tell ya,
    I'm not your santa claus
    I'm not your santa claus
    not your santa claus, i'm not your santa claus
    (ho, ho, hoho, ho, ho, hoho)
    I'm not your s
    jessicarae787

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 1:45 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • LOL
    SavageGrl

    Comment by SavageGrl (original poster) at 1:48 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • dominick the donkey and grandma gor ran over by a reindeer
    dtdori

    Answer by dtdori at 2:24 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • dancingsleepninjabunch of roseshugs I heard that song a few years ago, on a tv production.  Cute song.  My fave is Grandma got ran over a reindeer.  Also another one is "It doesn't snow in SD"

    brieri

    Answer by brieri at 2:25 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

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