I Can’t Get “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” Out Of My Head!!


I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas


After enjoying Amanda’s choice of Top 10 Christmas Tunes article I was feeling extremely festive! There I was singing [cough] along to Wham’s “Last Christmas” on YouTube so I decided to see what else was out there.

Harmless, You’d Think…

YouTube decided to show I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas to me in the Christmas songs search results.

What could possibly go wrong?!

All I can say is that I am now scarred for life – ok, ok, slightly over dramatic! – but now can’t get this damn song out of my head!

To help me deal with this distressing predicament I thought I’d share it with you, with love and Christmas cheer… naturally 😉

And if THAT wasn’t enough, here are the words so you can sing along too (there’s no need to thank me!).

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.
(Short Music Interlude)
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!

And If That Wasn’t Enough For You…

Here’s another catchy Christmas number called Dominick the Donkey. Oh yeah, you know you’re gonna love it don’t cha 😉

Do you have any funny, catchy, Xmas tunes that you’d like to share?


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By John Hartley

John Hartley
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