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A Salute to Christmas Novelty Songs
Posted on December 7, 2017
by Linda K
Christmas music is such a big business that it has lots of subgenres, including novelty. Both the funny and just-plain-strange varieties are so varied that everybody has their favorite. Novelty king Dr. Demento pulled a collection of them together in what he modestly refers to as the The Greatest Christmas Novelty CD of All Time on Rhino Records. It includes “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” (the inexplicable favorite of my niece), and perennial favorites like the “Jingle Bells by the Singing Dogs,” “the Chipmunk Song” and “Cheech and Chong’s Santa Claus and His Old Lady,” among others.