There is obviously something about Christmas that send songwriters into creativity overload. Lyrics are written than would be laughed if they appeared in any other song, and yet we can’t seem to get enough of them!
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer – Elmo & Patsy
Originally released in 1979 it quickly became a hit on country radio stations and ultimately lead to the creation of an animated children’s film in 2000. Covered by The Irish Rovers in 1982 and has even been covered for a rock album. the song actually managed to score highly on both the most loved and most hated Christmas song charts. Click here to listen to listen to the song and view the video.
Walkin’ Round in Women’s Underwear – Bob Rivers
Released on Bob’s second Christmas Album – I Am Santa, this song is a brilliant parody of ‘Winter Wonderland’. Recorded with all the Christmas kitch that you would expect from a traditional yuletide favourite. But rather than a song about building a snowman this covers the topic of cross dressing. Click here to listen to the song and view the original video.
All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth – Spike Jones & his City Slickers
Originally recorded in 1948 with a multitude of covers since, this has to be the one song that parents have sung to their children as soon as they lose their front teeth, not just during the festive season, but all year round. The most popular version is probably the Alvin and the Chipmunks rendition. Click here to listen to the original and view the video.
Monster Holiday – Bobby Boris Pickett
Not the most original, with only the addition of a few jingling sleigh bells and a change to the lyrics from his hit the Monster Mash and you go from a Halloween classic to a Christmas tune which was released in 1962. Still catchy though and something different when you are tired of the usual songs. Click here to listen and view.