It’s literally everywhere you go these days (and has been for months at some places!): Christmas music. You know it’s the holiday season when you’ve already heard “White Christmas” 10 times while you were at the mall trying to find the right gifts for everyone on your list. Crazy to think how much music is a part of the holidays: besides its ubiquitous presence at every store in America, you have holiday music specials, caroling, holiday musicals and theatrical performances. How many of you had to sing songs first before you got your gifts as a kid? It seems like every artist these days has a Christmas album: from Mariah Carey to Bob Dylan to Susan Boyle to Lady Antebellum. Here’s a few holiday ‘gems’ that A Music Plus would like to share and hopefully put a smile on your face.
I feel like a kid again any time I hear (and sing along with) Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer. Yeah, not the best example of holiday spirit, but I thought it was the funniest thing ever when I was 10. (Not sure why I still get such a kick out of it as an adult…) Released in 1979 it’s now has sales of close to 1 million.
Another one that puts a smile on my face is “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.” Sung by a 10 year old girl in 1953, it helped get an actual hippopotamus donated to the Oklahoma City zoo.
And purely for laughs, I had to include the “Jingle Cats” rendition of Silent night. If you haven’t ever seen or heard, prepare to be blown away with cuteness:
Happy Holidays from A Music Plus Entertainment!