So, shocking as this might be, Christmas isn’t just about rock music for grown-ups. It’s also, in part, about kids. Right? (Be in a house with kids, and you’ll be assured this is so.) I do have some child-oriented music on this playlist, but it is also music that offers some humorous content for the grown-ups in the room.
This song does occasionally get some radio play now and then, which is where I first heard it a couple of years ago. It seems to have fallen out of rotation on Houston’s Official Christmas Music Station, though, which is unfortunate, since they should be actively trying to retain all the interesting songs they can.
Anyway, this one makes my kids sing at the tops of their lungs with joy, even when they’ve previously been in a Grinchy mood. It’s Gayla Peavey’s “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas,” and it’s like magic. Enjoy!