Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Children's Music
Novelty Christmas tunes come and go, but "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" has the shelf life of plutonium. If there were any goof justice in the world, a few more of these fractured numbers on Dr. Elmo's Twisted Christ... more »
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Novelty Christmas tunes come and go, but "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" has the shelf life of plutonium. If there were any goof justice in the world, a few more of these fractured numbers on Dr. Elmo's Twisted Christmas would be almost as popular. Elmo has managed to align so many twisted notions that they sometimes gleefully border on the sociopathic ("Christmas Won't Be the Same Without Johnny"). Then there's cultural fixation with celebrity as evidenced in "Grandma's Spending Christmas with the Superstars" and the down-and-out "Junk Bond Christmas Blues." Throw in some tunes about killer fruitcake, a lawsuit against Santa, and a few other off-kilter themes one doesn't usually associate with the season, and the bad Doctor has created a laughfest that merrily borders on the maniacal. --Martin Keller
What Happened After She Got Run Over By The Reindeer?
Gypsychick | miami, fl USA | 08/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am amazed this album doesn't get more play. "Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer" became an overnight and permanent classic but Dr. Elmo has been virtually ignored in the grab bag for holiday hits since, and this hysterical collection makes for some hilarious holiday fun. After Grandma died, you see, she went on to spend Christmas somewhere far above us with some greats like Liberace, Elvis et al, in "Grandma's Spending Christmas With the Superstars" - the natural completion for the song the started it all. In the meantime "Grandpa's Gonna Sue the Pants off of Santa" and this tune proves it, mapping out Grandpa's revenge for the accident as well as Santa's legal representative. "Grandma's Killer Fruitcake" simply has to be heard. We've all gotten enough of the stuff and you will hear a few new uses for it in this ditty. "Here's to the Lonely" is woefully out of place in this CD, it is a sad ballad to spending the holiday alone. It threw me off at first, hidden deep in this group of goofiness, but I have grown to love it. And finally...finally...Dr. Elmo has his very own lament, "Don't Make My Play That Grandma Song Again" - funny, catchy, perhaps it mirrors his own thoughts as to why these other songs get no respect. This one is fun. Go get you one."