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November 29, 2004


Katy Raymond

Yes, those two are VERY dumb lines. But I still don't think they beat my all-time favorite dumb song line, as sung by Neil Diamond. "I am, I said, to no one there. And no one heard at all, not even the chair..."

Freakin' brilliant, wouldn't you say? :)


I heard that Christmas song the other day while traveling home from my our Thanksgiving trip. I think I had the same conversation with my wife about how bizarre it is to thank the Lord for Santa Claus. Personally, I like "Dominic, the Italian Christmas Donkey" much better. It's not as well known and has great donkey sound effects in it.

michael snyder

Ditto that, very dumb.

But I used to sing a song called: Take the Skinheads Bowling by a band called Camper Van Beethoven (who, btw, are enjoying a comeback!)

Heres a sample:

Every day, I get up and pray to Ja
And he increases the number of cars by exactly one
Everybody's comin' home for lunch these days
Last night there were skinheads on my lawn...

Cindy Swanson

Speaking of inane, I heard one on the radio on the way to work this morning that I had totally forgotten about...and boy, are the lyrics corny! "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas...only a hippopotamus will do." Oooh-kay.

My son Jonathan used to work at a Franklin Covey store in a mall, and he came to despise a lot of Christmas music that was repeated ad nauseum over the sound system.

Here's what he wrote about Stevie Wonder's "What Christmas Means to Me":

"'What Christmas Means To Me' - 'Candles burning low,Lots of mistletoe,Lots of snow and ice Everywhere we go Choirs singing carols Right outside my door All these things and more All these things and more That's what Christmas means to me, my love Christmas means to me, my love'(the legendary Stevie Wonder stumbles through this ode to remind us that Christmas isn't about a virgin birth and the arrival of the God-man that will change the course of history, it's really about kissing strangers under a plant, and singing songs in the cold)"

J. Mark Bertrand

I think the lyricist for Ricky Martin is now releasing songs straight to karaoke, so there shouldn't be any problems like this in the future.


There are so many ridiculous Christmas song lyrics... Anyone remember Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer? ...but, I have to confess, as strange as it is, I LOVE the hippopotamus song... my daughters and I sang it in the car today at the top of our lungs... there is just something so appealing to me about a woman who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to ask for it! =-)

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