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Monster's Holiday, the Christmas Monster Mash Song

Updated on December 18, 2013

Monsters Can Celebrate Christmas, Too

You may already be familiar with Monster Mash, the silly song about a monster dance that is practically the national anthem for Halloween. But did you know there's a Monster Mash song for Christmas, too? Although it hasn't remained as popular as Monster Mash, the Monsters Holiday song came out just a few months after Bobby "Boris" Pickett released his first ghoulish song in 1962. Both of them were immediate favorites. If you've been missing out on Monsters Holiday, here's more information about this fun Christmas song.

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Monster's Holiday
Monster's Holiday

From the Christmas Novelty songs album.


"Tas the night before Christmas when all through the castle, my monsters were having a Yuletide hassle..."

- Monsters Holiday

Monsters Holiday Song - Click the arrow to listen to a clip

Bobby Pickett grew up watching horror movies because his dad was a theater manager. As a boy, Pickett learned to impersonate Boris Karloff, and years later he incorporated those impersonations into his nightclub act. The crowd loved it. As a result, one of the band members convinced Pickett to create a song incorporating the Karloff impression. Monster Mash was the result.

Unfortunately, record studio execs didn't see the potential of the song, and four major labels rejected it. But when it was finally released in August 1962, it hit #1 on the Billboard charts.

Pickett then rode the popularity and released another song, Monster's Holiday, which also featured his Boris Karloff impersonation telling about a Christmas Eve when the monsters planned to rob Santa's sleigh.

The Monsters Holiday song reached number 30 on the Billboard charts that year, but it never retained the popularity of the Halloween tune.

Monster's Holiday Video - Hear the entire song in this fun video

"So the children everywhere were spared the grief of losing their presents to a monster sleigh thief. Now the monsters love Santa and say they'll behave and never again rob sleighs or graves."

- Monsters Holiday

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    • banapple profile image


      6 years ago

      Never heard of the Monster holiday song. Very catchy tune :)

    • writerkath profile image


      6 years ago

      Don't forget to add the movie, Monsters, Inc. to this lens! After all, a monster is a monster... :)


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