Your favorite novelty Christmas songs

  1. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
  2. Rusty Chevrolet by Da Yoopers. You sau who are Da Yoopers? Here:
    lyrics to Rusty Chevrolet at:
    Oh, rust and smoke, the heater’s, broke the door just blew away
    I light a match to see the dash, and then I start to pray
    The frame is bent, the muffler went, the radio it’s OK
    Oh what fun it is to drive this rusty Chevrolet!

And yellow snow:

Da Yoopers? :::blows kisses to sunbear::: Nice to know someone else who knows who they are! (Yes, I’m from Michigan)

Fave novelty Christmas song: New Kids Got Run Over By A Reindeer. :slight_smile:

Not really a ‘novelty’ song, but John Prine has a great song called, “Christmas in Prison”.

“It was Christmas in Prison,
And the food was real good,
We had turkey and pistols,
Carved out of wood.”

It goes on and on from there. The first stanza makes it sound like a novelty song, but it’s really very beautiful.

I liked to play “Rusty Chevrolet” real load on my radio that was ok, when I drove a car with all the problems but the muffler.

Don’t forget “Grandpa got run over by a beer truck”. Da Yoopers

I really like “St. Stephen’s Day Murders” by “The Chieftains”. It’s about relatives that gome over and don’t know when to leave, so you take care of it.

Yeah the Beer truck one should be in the Yoopers link.Dey got two udder Christmas songs too.
Cristi:being in customer service, are you exposed to a lot of “elevator” music?

Sorry on the spelling. It was pretty bad. Maybe I put the keys in the wrong place when I cleaned the keyboard. Nothing is typing out how I want tonight. I think one thing and type something else.

My favorite album is “One Can Short Of A Six Pack”.
It has five Christmas songs on it.

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“I am Santa Claus,” by Bob Rivers. It’s done to the tune of “Iron Man;” very cute :slight_smile:

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Bob Rivers has a lot of Xmas novelty songs:
“Walking 'Round in Women’s Underwear”
“O Come, All Ye Grateful (Deadheads)”
but “Santa Claus” is genius.
“leave him cookies and beer-
he’ll visit your place first next year”

I’ll be there
Where I’ll teach what I’ve been taught
And I’ve been taught…

Sunbear: No, no elevator music. Elevator music would be much better than what I do hear, though. I work in customer service…at City Hall. Just guess what I get to listen to all day. :slight_smile:

Oops…didn’t mean to hijack. Back to your regularly scheduled Christmas music thread, already in progress.

I don’t know who sang it, but I always liked
“I’m Gettin’ Nuttin’ for Christmas”

(cuz I ain’t been nuttin but bad…)

The déjà just keeps on vu-ing.

Christmas at Ground Zero by Weird Al
Christmas Bells by the Royal Guardsmen
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Bob and Doug Mackenzie
The Second Week of Deer Camp by Da Yoopers (not technically an Xmas song, but only gets played in November and December

Not novelty songs, but not quite traditional:
Sleigh Ride by the Ronettes
Jingle Bell Rock by ?
Happy Christmas (War is Over) by John Lennon/Yoko Ono
Tommy’s Christmas by the Who
Hark the Herald Angels Sing from A Charlie Brown Christmas
Do They Know It’s Christmas by Band-Aid (didn’t like it originally, but it’s a hell of a time capsule)
And of course, Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.

Remember, I’m pulling for you; we’re all in this together.
—Red Green

“The Twelve Gifts of Christmas” by Allen Sherman

my favorite novelty Xmas song is Tom Lehrer’s “A Christmas Carol” -

“Christmas time is here, by golly,
Disapproval would be folly,
Deck the halls with hunks of holly,
Fill the cup and don’t say when,
Kill the turkeys, ducks and chickens,
Mix the punch, drag out the Dickens,
Even though the prospect sickens,
Brother, here we go again!”

My favorite gory novelty Xmas song is Weird Al’s “The Night Santa Went Crazy”.

My two favorite Xmas comedy routines are Stan Freberg’s “Green Chri$stma$” and Spike Milligan’s “Good King Eccleslas”.

I hate all Christmas songs, novelty or otherwise…

Working in retail - especially record stores - around the holiday times will do that to ya!

There are a couple I can tolerate, but they include a couple of X-mas tunes by punk bands (Bad Religion doing “Silent Night”) and The Kinks original “Father Christmas (Give Us Some Money)” which has a classic Ray Davies riff and attutude ciorca the band’s Give The People What They Want punk period.

Yer pal,

“Snoopy’s Christmas” by The Royal Guardsmen.

The whole cd will take you back to the 60’s. It has “The Smallest Astronaut” referencing the Apollo space flights.

“A Five Pound Box Of Money” by Pearl Bailey.

“This Year’s Santa baby” by Eartha Kitt.

“Christmas at K-Mart” by Root Boy Slim.

“I must have died and gone to heaven
Cause hell is Christmas at the 7-11.”

Saint Eutychus

Someone already mentioned this, but if you haven’t heard “The Night Santa Went Crazy” by Weird Al, check out the lyrics here:
The Night Santa Went Crazy

I personally think it’s the best parody Christmas song ever!

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“Homo Christmas,” by Pansy Division, pioneers in the queerpunk scene. The lyrics can be found here:

Prepare to be either offended or amused. Here’s a sample:

“You’ll probably get sweaters
Underwear and socks
But what you’d really like for Christmas
Is a nice hard cock
You deserve a cute boy
Who’s horny and queer
To make the most out of Christmas cheer
I wanna be your Christmas present
I wanna be your Christmas queer
I wanna be your Cristmas present
Have a homo Christmas this year”

“Christmas Rap” by the Waitresses, postpunk geniuses from Akron, Ohio. (They did the theme from “Square Pegs,” for those who remember that show.)

Also gotta second Satan on “Father Christmas.” A few years ago my old band had a gig on Dec. 23, so we hurriedly learned the song and covered it for the show. It went over quite well.

“Come on, Phonics Monkey–drum!”