Thursday, December 20, 2012

the kid's new fave xmas song

"Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" is still probably her all-time favorite, but this year my daughter heard this holiday novelty song on the radio and loved it. It's incredibly goofy, but I love hearing the kid sing along. And I find myself doing it, too.

The song, "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" came out in 1953 and was performed by Oklahoma child star Gayla Peevey. The song was such a success that there was actually a campaign to gift Peevey with an actual hippopotamus for Christmas, which she later donated to a local zoo.

I probably should have mentioned that once you listen to "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas", it becomes a true earworm for the rest of the day. Ooops.
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