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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

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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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      NC Shepherd 

      7 years ago

      These are all fun and funny Christmas songs!

    • TeacherSerenia profile image


      8 years ago

      You missed out on two great Australian classics - both funny and different Xmas songs. Look for them on Youtube. These are both excellent xmas songs

      Six White Boomers by Rolf Harris AND Jingle Bells, the Aussie version. Look for the official video.

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      Mary Crowther 

      8 years ago from Havre de Grace

      The Chipmunk Song is my favorite! Fun lens!

    • rainbowruffles profile image


      8 years ago

      "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas" and "Grandma got Run Over by a Reindeer" are my two favorite Christmas songs! Great Lens!

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      8 years ago

      "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" - I love this song! haha...

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      8 years ago

      My favourite is `Christmas is a pain in the arse` by the Accelerators, great stuff!

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      Frank Edens 

      8 years ago

      Just give me a songs of the muppets, they are fun to watch for old AND young groups...

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      8 years ago

      The Chipmunks are beyond awesome. I think I will still enjoy their songs when I'm old and crotchety ha!

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      N Beaulieu 

      8 years ago

      My favorite is definitely Jeff Foxworthy's 12 Days of Christmas. I have to say, The song about reindeer poop piqued my interest.

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      8 years ago

      You've got all the classics here and a few I've never heard.

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      8 years ago

      I haven't heard of some the of songs here. but it was great to learn these stuff. I like to have a hippopotamus for Christmas too!

    • plrsource profile image


      8 years ago

      Great Lens....

    • BSieracki profile image


      8 years ago from Corbin, KY

      good ones

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      9 years ago

      Well that's interesting collection of poems, thanks

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      9 years ago

      The funny songs always take me by surprise and bring a smile. I remember an old one called Clyde the Camel.

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      9 years ago

      The funny songs always take me by surprise and bring a smile. I remember an old one called Clyde the Camel.

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      June Campbell 

      9 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I love, love, love the Hippopotamus song. Our local telephone company made a commercial using a live hippoptamus rented from a zoo. The commercial plays the song in the background and the hippopotamus is set against a white background. I love the whole effect. Have a very Merry Christmas

    • James43302 profile image


      9 years ago

      My favoriate is Grandma got ran over by a raindeer. Thank you for sharing merry Christmas everyone :)

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      9 years ago

      There's a funny Christmas song called "Because Nothing Else Says Merry Christmas Like A Light-Up Giant Twelve-Foot Vinyl Blow-Up Santa In Your Yard." You can hear a version of it here:

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      9 years ago

      @TheyCallMeVarmit: I F*rted on Santa's Lap?? Well, that's one I haven't heard of! I'll have to go look it up. Sounds like it might be a good addition to this page. Thanks for stopping by.

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      9 years ago

      Great lens! I guess my favorite funny Christmas song is....I F*rted on Santa's Lap. But, these are all awesome.

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      James M Becher 

      10 years ago from South Florida

      My favorite is Stan Freberg´s "Green Christmas" because it´s not only very funny but it´s also right on an conveys the message of the importance of remembering the real meaning of Christmas. Tom Lehrer{s "A Christmas Carol" runs a close second. Anyway, thanks for this lense. i lenseroled it to my lense: Unique Christmas Music

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      lasertek lm 

      10 years ago

      Nice list. Truly, we need to bring forth joy during the holidays. What better way to do it than to listen to funny Christmas songs, right? Anyway, my favorite song amongst your list is the 12 Indian days of Christmas. 5*

      Merry Christmas! Hope you could visit my lenses and be a fan of my fb page. Thanks

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      10 years ago

      My favorite is a Hawaiian version of The Twelve Days of Christmas. I have a youtube version of it on my page Quiz: Celebrating Christmas in Hawaii

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      10 years ago

      Nice lens I have a good collection of christmas rock songs. Hope you will enjoy it as much as I doâ¦.

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      11 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

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      11 years ago

      Thanks for joining the Christmas Music Group! Will feature this funny lens!

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      11 years ago

      Nice lens. I lensrolled it to my "Silent Night and Other Christmas Songs" lens.

    • michelledurakis profile image


      11 years ago

      very cute lens

    • michelledurakis profile image


      11 years ago

      very cute lens

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      11 years ago

      Welcome to the Totally Awesome Lenses Group.


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      11 years ago

      Great lens and thanks for joining the group for A Day of Hope.


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