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Re: Your Favourite 'Tacky' Christmas Song
« Reply #60 on: December 12, 2013, 09:58:15 AM »
I really love Straight No Chaser's version of 12 Days and the Silent Monks Singing Halleluia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCFCeJTEzNU)

This!  This!  This!

That is absolutely hilarious! Thank you so much for posting. 

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Re: Your Favourite 'Tacky' Christmas Song
« Reply #61 on: December 12, 2013, 01:27:35 PM »
This thread is causing iTunes to add more songs to my Christmas playlist.   ;D

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Re: Your Favourite 'Tacky' Christmas Song
« Reply #62 on: December 12, 2013, 01:52:31 PM »
I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas has got to be a favorite of mine!  "Only a hippopotamus will do!"

Ditto this, so long as its the old-school version of that kid singing from like the 50s or whenever that was.  It's so bizarre and charming and I'd never heard it until maybe five years ago.

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Re: Your Favourite 'Tacky' Christmas Song
« Reply #63 on: December 12, 2013, 03:52:55 PM »
I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas has got to be a favorite of mine!  "Only a hippopotamus will do!"

Ditto this, so long as its the old-school version of that kid singing from like the 50s or whenever that was.  It's so bizarre and charming and I'd never heard it until maybe five years ago.

The other day I had that song stuck in my head (listening to Dr. Demento's Christmas album on the way to my daughter's daycare).  As I walked into work I belted out, "I want a vegetarian for Christmas! Only a..." 

I actually made myself laugh out loud with that one.

(For those not familiar with the song, one of the lyrics describes the hippopotamus as a vegetarian thus safe for a kid to have.)
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Re: Your Favourite 'Tacky' Christmas Song
« Reply #64 on: December 13, 2013, 01:50:09 AM »
John Clark's rendition of "We Three Kings" - it's a very New Zealand carol!

"We three kings of Orient are
One on a tractor and one in a car
One on a scooter tooting the hooter
Following yonder star!
Star of wonder
Star of light
Star of beauty, she'll be right
Star of glory, that's the story,
Following yonder star!"
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Re: Your Favourite 'Tacky' Christmas Song
« Reply #65 on: December 13, 2013, 02:07:02 PM »
Wow, I'm surprised nobody mentioned my all-time favorite,
The Kitty Ate The Tinsel on the Christmas Tree

We used to play that all the time when I was a kid.  Just hysterical. 

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Re: Your Favourite 'Tacky' Christmas Song
« Reply #66 on: December 16, 2013, 03:02:59 PM »
The Tractor's "   Santa Claus is Coming in a Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train
Ray Steven's    "Santa Claus is Watchin' You"
Buck Owen's   "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy"
Lynyrd Skynyrd   "Run Run Rudolf"

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Re: Your Favourite 'Tacky' Christmas Song
« Reply #67 on: December 20, 2013, 05:50:19 AM »
I'm not in a very Christmas mood this year, but the ones that get me there usually have already been mentioned.
Santa Claus is Watching You-Ray Stevens
Merry Christmas From the Family-Robert Earl Keene-his twang is GREAT!
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas-makes me giggle because she has it all planned out!

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Re: Your Favourite 'Tacky' Christmas Song
« Reply #68 on: December 20, 2013, 06:32:04 AM »
Oooh, I have a new one! Straight No Chaser's version of "The Nutcracker". I saw them in concert this past Wednesday, they performed this and it's a riot. I loved it!

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Re: Your Favourite 'Tacky' Christmas Song
« Reply #69 on: December 20, 2013, 08:45:30 AM »
Oooh, I have a new one! Straight No Chaser's version of "The Nutcracker". I saw them in concert this past Wednesday, they performed this and it's a riot. I loved it!

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Re: Your Favourite 'Tacky' Christmas Song
« Reply #70 on: December 20, 2013, 08:50:30 AM »
On of my favourites is "Merry Freakin' Christmas" (I don't know who sings it, sorry)

It should be available on Youtube, but be warned, it's probably NSFW

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Re: Your Favourite 'Tacky' Christmas Song
« Reply #71 on: December 20, 2013, 09:09:06 AM »
A couple of funny Aussie ones I like:

Aussie Jingle Bells http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnJ8jsw4BSo by Bucko and Champs

Christmas Photo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctvh9GVckTE by John Williamson

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Re: Your Favourite 'Tacky' Christmas Song
« Reply #72 on: December 20, 2013, 04:26:57 PM »
Oooh, I have a new one! Straight No Chaser's version of "The Nutcracker". I saw them in concert this past Wednesday, they performed this and it's a riot. I loved it!

Colour me green right now. Seeing them live in concert is on my bucket list.

It's well worth it; what I loved was that they encourage you to take pictures and video at their concert (and so many people take them up on it). You will laugh your hind end off.

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Re: Your Favourite 'Tacky' Christmas Song
« Reply #73 on: December 21, 2013, 08:28:56 PM »
DH reminded me of another Frank Kelly's Christmas Countdown (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQkF7fpw-wI). Hysterical!
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Re: Your Favourite 'Tacky' Christmas Song
« Reply #74 on: December 22, 2013, 12:36:20 PM »
"Christmas is the Time to say I Love You", by Billy Squier.  LOVE IT.

Not a tacky song, but unconventional...and by a one (or at most, couple) hit wonder.

Cookies to anyone who remembers him.  ;D

Of course I know Billy "In the Dark"/"The Stroke"/"My Kind of Lover"/"Emotions In Motion" Squier! ;D And I don't care that all the songs I just listed pretty much sound the same because they are all awesome. :P For my cookies I would like some gingerbread men - you can frost them as wearing white undershirts like Mr. Squier.  ;)

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As for my favorite tacky songs, I will second (or third or whatever) the previous mentions of "I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas" as well as the Snow Meiser/Heat Meiser song from "A Year Without A Santa Claus" (which I will watch just to hear that song ;D). I also enjoy the original version of "Nuttin for Christmas" by Stan Freberg. I find the exchange between him and "Santa" at the end just hilarious every time. The album referenced in the link is the same one I own (God bless Reader's Digest and their collections ;)). I was surprised that the Merry Christmas Polka someone else linked wasn't the same one I am familiar with - who knew Christmas polkas were so awesome that they demanded multiple songs about them? ::)

As a native to Seattle, I have to give a special mention to "Santa's Belly Boogie" by Tickle Tune Typhoon (video is cute and funny and ohmygosh so 80s) - it's from a charity album called "Christmas In The Northwest." It's not tacky per se, just very unconventional. :) And how many other Christmas songs can really you get down and dance to? I mean, it even has a saxophone solo! >:D Automatic win!
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