Christmas songs: Hula-Hoops & hippopotamuses

In time for us while wrapping Christmas presents and writing out those Christmas cards here are two fun songs that are perfect fun – namely “The Chipmunk Song” (1958) and “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas” (1953). 

By design today’s blog post is short and sweet!  Enjoy!

The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)  – it won three Grammy Awards  in 1958

This post updated on 12182022 with this link to Alvin and The Chipmunks Christmas Song (link)! (Along with embedding the video beneath screenshot). The previous link was no longer available.

“I want a hippopotamus for Christmas” 

If you find yourself limited on time- remember the cards can be sent out after Christmas and as long as you have them post marked at the Post Office by December 31 – it counts – believe me it counts!   Wishing you a fun Wednesday making time to enjoy the Christmas Holidays!

Anchors Aweigh,  


Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today — 

YouTube:  1958 HITS ARCHIVE: The Chipmunk Song – David Seville (original #1 hit single mix) posted by MusicProf78 <–no longer available 12182022, Have updated with this posting 12182022: Alvin and The Chipmunks Christmas Song ChipmunksFan123

Wikipedia:   The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)  and  I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

YouTube:   Gayla Peevey I want a hippopotamus for Christmas posted by Church for Life.  Gayla Peevey: web site   <–Note, as of 12/16/2017 this site not accessible. “ Gayla Peevey was filmed performing the song on The Ed Sullivan Show in October 1953″.  Have updated with Gayla Peevey – The Christmas Hippo Song



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