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Funny Christmas Songs

Updated on December 21, 2013

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer and Other Funny Christmas Songs

Christmas carols are great, but sometimes "Silent Night" just doesn't fit the mood. If you want something funny and upbeat for your Christmas party, or just for listening to around the house, here are some funny Christmas songs sure to make you smile.

Listen to samples from each song and then pick your favorites!

(Image of Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer cover provided by amazon)

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer - A classic funny Christmas song

You can't talk about funny Christmas music without mentioning Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer. It's a Christmas classic! I'd really like to know where Randy Brooks got the idea for this irreverent song that was originally performed by Elmo and Patsy in 1979. What was he thinking, having Santa run over a poor old woman with his sleigh?! But odd as the song may be, it's become a favorite. I look forward to hearing it every year at Christmas. The song first started becoming a seasonal hit in the 1980s, and by 2000 it was turned into an animated Christmas special for children. (But in the animated version, Grandma doesn't die and Santa is innocent.)

You can download the single Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer mp3 at Amazon for only 99 cents. Click the arrow to hear a sample.

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer DVD - Animated special expands on the song

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
If you love the song, you'll love the DVD, too. In this children's version, however, you'll discover that Grandma actually survived her reindeer encounter and the crime was masterminded by a cousin.

Free Christmas Music Downloads

Every day in December, Amazon will be offering free Christmas music downloads

The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) - The original song from Alvin and the Chipmunks

This song is as fun now as it was when Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. (a.k.a. David Seville) wrote it back in 1958. Bagdasarian actually sang the song, but the credits are given to The Chipmunks, the fictional group of three singing chipmunks named Alvin, Simon and Theodore. This was one of my favorites when I was a kid. I always loved the part where the man yelled, "ALVIN!" before they started singing. And I'm not the only one who must like that part (not to mention all the other parts). This song was an instant hit when it was released. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart and became The Chipmunks' first (and only) #1 single. Not bad for a trio of furry critters.

Alvin and the Chipmunks Holiday DVDs

Alvin And The Chipmunks: Holiday Gift Set (A Chipmunk Christmas / Alvin's Thanksgiving Celebration / Trick Or Treason)
Alvin And The Chipmunks: Holiday Gift Set (A Chipmunk Christmas / Alvin's Thanksgiving Celebration / Trick Or Treason)
The animated Chipmunks programs came quite awhile after the Christmas song and added another way for people to enjoy the singing chipmunks. This 3-disc set includes three holiday DVDs featuring everyone's favorite furred crooners - A Chipmunk Christmas, Alvin's Thanksgiving Celebration, and Trick or Treason.

Reindeer Poop! - The tasty kind, not the other stuff

If you don't know recipe for reindeer poop, this song about eating and selling it may not make much sense. But if you're a fan of the fun Christmas treat, you'll enjoy this song. Click the arrow to hear a short clip of this song.

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas - ... and she actually got one!

This is another classic, originally released in 1953 by 10-year-old Gayla Peevey, who actually DID receive a hippo for the holidays. According to Wikipedia, a local promoter in the girl's area picked up on the song's popularity and raised money to buy her a real hippo, which was then donated to the local zoo. The hippo lived for almost 50 years.

You can read more about the "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" song at

Click the arrow to hear a sample. If you enjoy this song, you can download I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas from Amazon for only 99 cents.

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas - They even made a book out of this song

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
The popular song was turned into a children's book in 2005. It's a great bedtime story for kids who love the song!

For more holiday fun, check out JibJab's musicalholiday ecards Starring You!.

If you love the Elf Yourself site, you'll love Sendables Starring You. These fun holiday cards allow you to insert your own face(s) into animated greeting cards your friends and family will enjoy. Some of the videos are available at no cost, while you'll need to become a member to star in some of the other ecards.

All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

I know, I know - it's those singing chipmunks AGAIN! But I couldn't leave out this classic funny Christmas song.

I Farted on Santa's Lap (Now Christmas is Gonna Stink for Me)

I'm Gettin' Nuttin' for Christmas

I remember singing this song when I was a kid!

Jeff Foxworthy 12 Days of Christmas - A redneck Christmas song

12 Indian Days of Christmas

This video gives new lyrics to the classic song, "The 12 Days of Christmas."

Oh Scorching Night - A global warming parody of O Holy Night

If you're worried about global warming, this video will make you smile.

Dr. Demento's Greatest Christmas Novelty Songs - Want to own some of these songs?

The Greatest Christmas Novelty CD of All Time
The Greatest Christmas Novelty CD of All Time
This CD has many of the classics, including the Chipmunk Song, I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas and All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth. It'll keep you smiling all through the holidays.

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