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TT #34: "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" and Other Holiday Favorites

10 Dec 2008
Thursday Thirteen

“Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” and Other Holiday Favorites

Number 1
“Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” sung by The Irish Rovers.  Great song, horrible TV special.  And *gasp* I actually went to a dinner party last weekend where NO ONE knew this song.  The blasphemy!

Number 2
“The Night Santa Went Crazy” by Weird Al Yankovic.  How can I not love a song about Santa Claus realizing he’s being gypped for all these centuries?

Number 3
“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” sung by Boris Karloff.

Number 4
“The Chipmunk Song” by The Chipmunks.  The hoola hoop really dates this song, but I still love it.

Number 5
“It’s a Marshmellow World” sung by Kim Stockwood.  This one always makes me a little hungry.

Number 6
“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by U2.

Number 7
“Silver Bells” sung by Atlantic Starr.

Number 8
“O Holy Night” sung by Tevin Campbell.

Number 9
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” sung by The Pretenders.  Doesn’t Chrissie Hynde have the most amazing voice?

Number 10
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” sung by Mariah Carey.

Number 11
“Santa Baby” sung by Madonna.  Ah, a song that unabashedly embraces the commercialism of the birth of Christ.

Number 12
“Do You Hear What I Hear” sung by Whitney Houston.

Number 13
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” sung by Holly Cole.  It’s a very suggestive little ditty for a Christmas song.

24 Comments leave one →
  1. 10 Dec 2008 5:00 PM

    I’ve been so bah humbug this Christmas. I would probably feel better if I listened to a bit of music – or just go insane.

  2. 10 Dec 2008 5:44 PM

    The Christmas bug hasn’t hit me yet. One of my favs is, I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus…

    Happy holidays!

  3. 10 Dec 2008 5:50 PM

    These are among my favorites. Must check out the Weird Al tune! God bless.

  4. 10 Dec 2008 5:57 PM

    #11 is definitely one of my FAVORITES!!


    Happy Holidays!

  5. 10 Dec 2008 6:22 PM

    I would have gone down well at that dinner party, because I have never heard of that one either. Or about half of your list. But then I never listen to music.

  6. 10 Dec 2008 7:00 PM

    Fabulous list! But I’d dump your #11 for Stevie Nicks’ Silent Night. Third Day’s Little Drummer Boy is pretty rockin’, too!

  7. 10 Dec 2008 7:48 PM

    Great Christmas list. I love this time of year.

    My TT Forbidden Fruit is up.

  8. 10 Dec 2008 8:09 PM

    I love #10. Thats my favorite song ever!! Happy TT:)

  9. 10 Dec 2008 8:53 PM

    i have your number 1 on my playlist. 🙂

  10. 10 Dec 2008 8:54 PM

    I totally agree about Chrissie Hynde. I absolutely love her voice!

  11. 10 Dec 2008 9:46 PM

    You’re missing

    The twelve pains of xmas–Bob rivers.
    Have yourself a Merry… Judy Garland no one does it better.
    Little Drummer boy Bing Crosby and David Bowie.

  12. 10 Dec 2008 10:02 PM

    Great list of songs. Number 11 and number 13 are on my top 10 list.
    Happy TT.

  13. 10 Dec 2008 10:14 PM

    Those are great songs. I love that 6 white boomers song too.

  14. 10 Dec 2008 10:36 PM

    I like a lot of the songs on your list, though I prefer different artists for some. No one could ever compare to Bing Crosby on “A Marshmallow World” and I love the Vanessa Williams version of “Do You Hear What I Hear.” Oh, and I can’t forget Gayla Peevey’s “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” – makes me smile every time I hear it!

  15. 11 Dec 2008 5:06 AM

    Great list! My husband loves #2 and my 5 year old has #4 on a permanent loop!

    Happy TT!

  16. 11 Dec 2008 6:40 AM

    You have to add #14. I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas. that is my son’s favorite this year.

  17. 11 Dec 2008 8:04 AM

    I have a lot of these on my play list. Nice list! Happy TT!

  18. 11 Dec 2008 9:22 AM

    Fun list. I find it hard to believe that no one head heard of #1!

  19. 11 Dec 2008 12:26 PM

    Great selections! Maybe if I break mine out, I’ll be in a better mood to get cracking on my list.

  20. 11 Dec 2008 12:37 PM

    What about “I’m Getting Nuttin’ for Christmas”? 😀

    Seriously, I kind of like Bon Jovi’s “Please Come Home for Christmas.”

  21. 11 Dec 2008 1:06 PM

    For me the song that always means Christmas is “I’ll be home for Christmas” by Bing Crosby and Silent Night because it was my Mom’s favorite.

    Of course, Christmas always means someone sends you that dreaded fruitcake, so if you happen to get one this year here’s 13 Things To Do With That Stupid Fruitcake You Just Got

    Happy TT

  22. 11 Dec 2008 1:26 PM

    As much as I try, I just can’t enjoy Christmas music. Make sme feel like Scrooge.

  23. 11 Dec 2008 2:10 PM

    Wow, I can’t believe I’ve never heard #2. I used to be a big Weird Al fan.

    I’m kind of in love with this version of #13 –

    Happy TT!

  24. 11 Dec 2008 5:42 PM

    I love “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.” Thanks for sharing.

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