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Dec
12

Week Forty Eight: I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

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Tonight, it was brought to my attention that this is one of the top hated Christmas songs. What?!!? I only heard this song for the first time a few years ago and I just can’t get enough of it!! Sorry if you are among the many who dislike the original, we hope our cover will win you over. Interesting fun fact: After this song’s release in 1953, 10 year old Gayla Peevey (the song’s original singer) was actually presented with a hippopotamus (paid for by the nickel and dime donations of children who were fans of the song) that she immediately donated to her local zoo.
- k

Four weeks left in the Kristorm-O-Rama song-a-week project!  We’re running full steam to get our 52 songs finished, and have a full schedule for the next four weeks.  Kristin has calculated that we managed to miss thirteen songs throughout the course of the year; not too shabby, taking into consideration the trials and tribulations of general life, plus a cross-country move in mid-year.  You’re probably saying:  “But they promised us 52 songs before the end of the year”!  Well, hold your horses, because we have an end-of-year medley surprise coming your way!!!  I can hardly contain my excitement.  For now, enjoy your hippo hero.
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3 comments

  1. Jeanette says:

    I love the story about the real hippo! Hilarious. I wonder if she became “friends” with the hippo.

    I love when you guys do kiddie songs, I think it’s your forte. :)

    1. kristin says:

      Thanks! I thought we were going to have to digitally manipulate our voices, but it turns out we can sound ridiculous all on our own!

  2. Traci says:

    Especially love this one. Super job!

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