Friday, November 30, 2018

Christmas Music

I have been listening to Christmas music. I have favorites just as I am sure you do. I like traditional carols. Jingle Bells and Silent Night are my favorites from school days. Not terribly imaginative I agree but there you are. O Holy Night as sung by the Vienna Boys Choir is about as pretty a song as you will ever hear. The Little Drummer Boy by Bob Seger is another classic.

The thing is I have an affinity for silly songs. Some are not necessarily meant to be silly but if they make me so much as chuckle they qualify. Sometimes they have to be sung by a particular artist to be a favorite. Others seem to pale by comparison.

So I am going to make a list for you. It might be boring to you but at least take a glance. You can always go to YouTube and see if you find them as entertaining as I do. If I mention the singer then try to get that one. It does make a difference.

Santa Baby and Santa Baby (This Year) by Eartha Kitt. Who else has that deliciously suggestive voice? Others sing this song but it belongs to her.

All of the (Someone) Got Runned Over By A (Something) songs:
                  Grandma                                          Reindeer
                  Grandpa                                           Beer Truck
                  Grandpa                                           John Deere
There are others but you get the idea.

Santa's Coming In A Whirlybird by Gene Autry. I have loved this since I was a child. There are other ways he will come too. Of course Rudolph (Gene Autry also sang the original of Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer) leads the sleigh reindeer. But Santa has a pick-up truck and a semi truck. There is a stagecoach too. They are all in songs.

Yogi Yorgesson was actually a comedian named Harry Stewart. Yogi had some especially funny Christmas songs. My favorites are The Hat I Got For Christmas Is Too Big, I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas, Yingle Bells, I Was Santa At The Schoolhouse, and The Christmas Party.

I Am Santa Clause by Bob Rivers is a parody of Iron Man by Black Sabbath. Nuff said.

Run, Run Rudolph by Chuck Berry is just fun old rock and roll for Christmas.

The Irish Rovers sing Merry Bloody Xmas (too funny) and Rock Along Christmas is another rock and roller. My favorite by The Irish Rovers is Mrs Fogarty's Christmas Cake.

The Chimney Song by Bob Rivers tells of something that has been stuck in the chimney since Christmas.

I Feel Like Christmas from Santa Clause 2. It is the movie in which Santa must get married or not be Santa anymore. It is a take-off of Shania Twain's Man! I Feel Like A Woman!

Gayla Peavy sings I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas and Angel In The Christmas Play.

I Farted On Santa's Lap by The Little Stinkers is just one of the many views of Christmas through a child's eyes.

The Man With All The Toys and Little St Nick are surfer Christmas songs by the Beach Boys.

I'm Gettin Nuttin For Christmas by Spike Jones and Bad Little Boy by Ray Stevens are about mischievous little boys who can expect Santa to leave them nothing. All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth again by Spike Jones tells about a poor child who just wants his teeth to grow in again so he can express himself.

Santa Bring Me A Dinosaur by Bob Brown is another child's Christmas wish.

Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano just makes me feel good.

The Marvelous Toy tells of a mysterious toy that brings joy. It is sung wonderfully by the Irish Rovers but I like it better by the Chad Mitchell Trio.

Blue Christmas is Porky Pig's version of the Elvis classic.

Snoopy's Christmas by The Royal Guardsmen is based on a true story from World War I when soldiers from both sides put aside their weapons and celebrated Christmas together before they resumed killing each other.

Santa Claus Is Watching You by Bruce Springsteen is fun just because he is having so much fun.

And Alice Cooper reminds us that Santa Claws Is Coming To Town. It's gruesome.

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee Is just a song reminding us to have a good time.

Santa Claus Is Watching You by Ray Stevens is a warning. Santa; He's everywhere, He's everywhere!

Yellin' At The Christmas Tree by Billy Idol tells of a rather disfunctional time at Christmas.

Santa Got Lost In Texas by Michael Landon makes me think of my younger days.

The Hula Hoop Song is also known as The Chipmunk Song. It is sung by Alvin and the Chipmunks who were the alter-egos of Ross Bagdasarian.

Any of the Christmas songs sung with animal sounds. A lot of people do not like them but I love them. I play them for the dog at Christmas. She likes them too.

I know I have forgotten so many but these are the ones that came to mind. I am always listening for new ones too.

To finish Christmas songs I need to hear War Is Over by John Lennon (okay, yes, Yoko too). There is nothing funny about this song but it means a lot.


  1. Mom loved silly Christmas songs. So do I.

  2. I know and like many of these songs, but my favorite is Eartha Kitt’s version of Santa Baby.

    1. It is one of the all-time great songs and absolutely perfect for that sultry voice of hers.

  3. "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", that song just gave me the creeps as a kid! (Man, I thought, I am glad MY Mom isn't like that!) LOL
    I just read that they are BANNING "Santa Baby" from the airwaves on a radio station in Ohio. I think it was written in the 1940's, for Pete's sake, give it a break!

    1. They are always banning something. I have little patience with censorship. As long as no one is being hurt leave it alone.

  4. It's funny what things are triggered in the mind. I owned the 45rpm record of Yingle Bells way back when and remember the line "Yingle Bells, Yingle Bells, Yingling all the way; I nearly caught pneumonia in that one-horse open sleigh" and also the flip side of the record (I forget the title) had "I saw a nightgown for my wife, a black one trimmed in red, but I don't know her size and so she'll get a vacuum cleaner instead"!!

    I always laughed at Porky Pig singing "B-B-B-Blue Christmas".

    Spike Jones was always hilarious. "Thithter Thuthie thittin' on a thithle" cracked me up in "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth"....

    In later years I lean toward the sublime instead of the ridiculous. THe LDS (formerly Mormon Tabernacle) Choir singing "Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance Flowing?" and also the Gloucester Cathedral Boys Choir and congregation singing "In The Bleak Midwinter"

  5. You've inspired me to write a Xmas post. Thanks!

    1. You are so welcome. A Christmas post is a wonderful idea.

  6. I enjoy funny Christmas songs too.

  7. I have not heard most of the songs in your list.
    But I certainly enjoy Silent Night, Jingle Bells and some other popular ones.
    Christmas is a time to have fun, for everyone

    1. It certainly is. I also like the more traditional Christmas carols. It is wonderful to have a choice.