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Yikes! Includes Jingle Bells Singing Dogs; Nuttin' for Christmas Stan Freberg; Christmas at Ground Zero Weird Al Yankovic; A Christmas Carol Tom Lehrer; I'm a Christmas Tree Wild Man Fisher with Dr. Demento, and more.

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The title might be immodest, but it's accurate. Just about every holiday song parody and comedy sketch you can imagine is jimmied onto this hilarious, sprawling collection. While you'll find a smattering of well-known Christmas wackiness (including "Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer" and the Singing Dogs' "Jingle Bells"), the Doctor's specialty is unearthing the obscure, such as Wild Man Fischer's weirder-than-weird "I Am a Christmas Tree." You'll never listen to "The 12 Days of Christmas" quite the same way after hearing the spins put on the tale by both Allan Sherman and Bob and Doug McKenzie, and you're likely to check your Christmas cookie for "special ingredients" after hearing Cheech & Chong's "Santa Claus and His Old Lady." --David Sprague

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Chipmunk Song - Chipmunks
  2. All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth - Spike Jones & His City Slickers
  3. Jingle Bells - Singing Dogs
  4. Twelve Gifts of Christmas, The - Allan Sherman
  5. I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas - Gayla Peevey
  6. Nuttin' For Christmas - Stan Freberg
  7. A Christmas Carol - Tom Lehrer
  8. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer - Elmo & Patsy
  9. I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas - Yogi Yorgesson
  10. Twelve Days of Christmas, The - Bob and Doug McKenzie
  11. Green Christmas - Stan Freberg
  12. I'm A Christmas Tree - Wild Man Fischer
  13. I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus - Kip Addotta
  14. Santa Claus And His Old Lady - Cheech & Chong
  15. Christmas At Ground Zero - Weird Al Yankovic
  16. Christmas Dragnet - Stan Freberg & Daws Butler


Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 31, 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00000348G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,383 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I have searched and searched for the song "I want a Hippo... for Christmas" and found it! This CD contained several silly songs that are hard to find these days and rarely heard anymore. Thanks!
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This one lives up to it's title. It is indeed "the greatest Christmas novelty CD of all time". You get practically every great Christmas novelty song ever recorded. Classics from the Chipmunks, Spike Jones, Stan Freberg and many others. It even includes that overplayed "Grandma" song. My personal favorite Christmas novelty, "Green Chri$tma$", is here. And chances are that your favorite Christmas novelty is here, too. This is one of my favorite CDs from my huge Christmas CD collection. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Demento's collection of Holiday novelty songs is a weird and wonderful find. Just when it looked like the genre had been trampled to death with the success of "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer," the good Doctor shows us that there are richer (and funnier) X-mas musical parodies to enjoy.
Granted, some of these tracks are inevitable additions on Christmas discs that cover a specific era, or only include songs that were commercial successes: the tracks by the Chipmunks, Spike Jones and Elmo & Patsy are almost as tedious as a Kenny G Holiday collection. Fortunately, there are plenty of lesser-known gems here, like Gayla Peevey's bouncy "I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas" and Tom Lehrer's "Christmas Carol," a witty and sharp commentary on Holiday commercialism.
This collections spans about 40 years, but the selections generally complement each other, rather than sound out of place. The humor of the material here also spans a wide area, from goofy-voiced tunes for kids to sly, insinuating musical parody. Some of the choices are obvious, but others are wonderfully inexplicable, like "I'm A Christmas Tree" and "I Saw DADDY Kissing Santa Claus." Two of the more recent tracks (from Cheech & Chong and Weird Al Yankovic) are classics that appear (to my knowledge) in this collection only.
There are a few lame entries: "Christmas Dragnet" will only appeal to fans of the TV show, and Bob & Doug McKenzie's (of SCTV fame) "12 Days of Christmas" is similarly limited. The "Jingle Bells" cover here is simply annoying, though it's probably appealing to kids and drunks.
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My family used to own this CD when our adult sons were younger. Then we moved and it got lost somehow. I had to buy another one because now I have an 8 year old. Our family tradition for many years has been to drive around on December 23 with homemade construction paper awards and present them to homeowners whose Christmas lights deserve an award. Playing Dr. Demento's wacky Christmas tunes as we drive around is an essential ingredient. It's like a Greatest Hits of silly Christmas songs, and appropriate for the whole family.
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My wife hates when I pull this one out at Christmas time. I don't care - I still think Santa Claus and his Old Lady is one of the funniest songs out there. Christmas is about tradition, but this CD gives a little variety to the holidays
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Stressed out? Need to wrap a million gifts? Cooking Christmas dinner for 30? Don't fret--relief is here. Put up your feet, quaff an egg nog and enjoy some of the funniest takes on the holidays ever compiled. I've found myself decking the halls while singing "I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas," wishing that I knew what was in a "Tom and Yerry" so I could whip up a batch. Appropriate for the whole family, with everything from dogs barking out "Jingle Bells" to Grandma meeting her untimely end by reindeer. My own favorite is "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas." Tons of fun--enjoy!
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Greetings to you!
I was very pleased to find that Amazon.com had this CD for sale. I used to listen to Doctor Demento on KMET-94.7-Radio, in Los Angeles, California many, many years ago. All is gone now but not forgotton: KMET is no-more, they changed format, call letters, etc... KMET was a pioeneer in Radio, when it came to "Rock and Roll" music. I listened to them exclusivly for the entire 18 years of their existence. After they were gone, KLOS-Radio was the only thing close enough left to listen to. Too bad that after all that time, a new owner came in and changed everything. Fired all of the DJ's, changed the call-letters, and changed to format to "Easy Listening", (AKA: Elevator Music I call it!). Doctor Demento had his radio program every Sunday night. Later, he took his radio show accross the nation, on a syndicated, shorter version of the same show. I once had the 45-Single Record of "Cheech and Chong's": "Santa Claus and His Old Lady" in my collection. where it went to, I'll never know! They never put this cut on any of their albumns, it was only available on the 45-Single Record. I remember that on the B-Side of the record was "Dave", another classic from Cheech and Chong. Now every Christmas I think about that comedy-cut, and wonder how to get a copy of it. I hear it played on some radio stations, but until now I never have found it on any record, tape or CD. Thank you, thank you, once again for bringing back a fond memory of my past! Note: PS... All of the other comedy-cuts on this Doctor Demento Christmas CD are "Classic-Great Hits" too! I just love it!!
Sincerely,
Jeffrey Mark Motta
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