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

“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

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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