Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) - Dr. Demento, Bagdasarian, Ross
All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth - Dr. Demento, Gardner, Donald Yet
Jingle Bells - Dr. Demento, Pierpont, James
Twelve Gifts of Christmas, The - Allan Sherman
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas - Dr. Demento,
Nuttin' for Christmas - Dr. Demento, Bennett
A Christmas Carol - Dr. Demento, Lehrer, Tom
Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer - Dr. Demento, Brooks, Randy [Jazz
I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas - Dr. Demento, Stewart
Twelve Days of Christmas, The - Bob and Doug McKenzie
Green Chri$Tma$ - Dr. Demento, Freberg, Stan
I'm a Christmas Tree - Dr. Demento, Fischer, Wild Man
I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus - Dr. Demento,
Santa Claus and His Old Lady - Dr. Demento, Cheech & Chong
Christmas at Ground Zero - Dr. Demento, Yankovic, Weird Al
Christmas Dragnet - Dr. Demento, Butler
The title might be immodest, but it's accurate. Just about every holiday song parody and comedy sketch you can imagine is jimmied onto this hilarious, sprawling collection. While you'll find a smattering of well-known Chri... more »stmas wackiness (including "Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer" and the Singing Dogs' "Jingle Bells"), the Doctor's specialty is unearthing the obscure, such as Wild Man Fischer's weirder-than-weird "I Am a Christmas Tree." You'll never listen to "The 12 Days of Christmas" quite the same way after hearing the spins put on the tale by both Allan Sherman and Bob and Doug McKenzie, and you're likely to check your Christmas cookie for "special ingredients" after hearing Cheech & Chong's "Santa Claus and His Old Lady." --David Sprague« less
The title might be immodest, but it's accurate. Just about every holiday song parody and comedy sketch you can imagine is jimmied onto this hilarious, sprawling collection. While you'll find a smattering of well-known Christmas wackiness (including "Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer" and the Singing Dogs' "Jingle Bells"), the Doctor's specialty is unearthing the obscure, such as Wild Man Fischer's weirder-than-weird "I Am a Christmas Tree." You'll never listen to "The 12 Days of Christmas" quite the same way after hearing the spins put on the tale by both Allan Sherman and Bob and Doug McKenzie, and you're likely to check your Christmas cookie for "special ingredients" after hearing Cheech & Chong's "Santa Claus and His Old Lady." --David Sprague
Patti Q. (pattiq) from FAIRVIEW, PA Reviewed on 7/1/2012...
Nice selection of Christmas novelty songs. Not just for December in my house.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Toni B. (twintoni) from ORANGE PARK, FL Reviewed on 11/16/2006...
Three great Christmas songs here, The Chipmunk Song, Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer and I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas. It's worth getting just for those tracks.
Joalice M. from CROYDON, PA Reviewed on 8/11/2006...
NOT your average Christmas collection
J. Collins | 07/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Dr. Demento's collection of Holiday novelty songs is a weird and wonderful find. Just when it looked like the genre had been trampled to death with the success of "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer," the good Doctor shows us that there are richer (and funnier) X-mas musical parodies to enjoy.Granted, some of these tracks are inevitable additions on Christmas discs that cover a specific era, or only include songs that were commercial successes: the tracks by the Chipmunks, Spike Jones and Elmo & Patsy are almost as tedious as a Kenny G Holiday collection. Fortunately, there are plenty of lesser-known gems here, like Gayla Peevey's bouncy "I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas" and Tom Lehrer's "Christmas Carol," a witty and sharp commentary on Holiday commercialism.This collections spans about 40 years, but the selections generally complement each other, rather than sound out of place. The humor of the material here also spans a wide area, from goofy-voiced tunes for kids to sly, insinuating musical parody. Some of the choices are obvious, but others are wonderfully inexplicable, like "I'm A Christmas Tree" and "I Saw DADDY Kissing Santa Claus." Two of the more recent tracks (from Cheech & Chong and Weird Al Yankovic) are classics that appear (to my knowledge) in this collection only.There are a few lame entries: "Christmas Dragnet" will only appeal to fans of the TV show, and Bob & Doug McKenzie's (of SCTV fame) "12 Days of Christmas" is similarly limited. The "Jingle Bells" cover here is simply annoying, though it's probably appealing to kids and drunks.Christmas music, as a sub-genre of Pop music, is generally not an area that produces a lot of unique performances. The sentiments and well-wishings of classic songs like "Silent Night" or even "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" tend to be lost when people buy collections for the singer and not the material. Dr. Demento's addled and brilliant collection is a sure-bet for people who are tired of Diva-esque Christmas albums, or who simply refuse to be conventional.-Mic"
And a Japanese transistor radio
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 11/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This one lives up to it's title. It is indeed "the greatest Christmas novelty CD of all time". You get practically every great Christmas novelty song ever recorded. Classics from the Chipmunks, Spike Jones, Stan Freberg and many others. It even includes that overplayed "Grandma" song. My personal favorite Christmas novelty, "Green Chri$tma$", is here. And chances are that your favorite Christmas novelty is here, too. This is one of my favorite CDs from my huge Christmas CD collection. Highly recommended."
Dr. Demento Presents: Greatest Christmas Novelty CD
Linda Alana | Georgia, USA | 11/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have searched and searched for the song "I want a Hippo... for Christmas" and found it! This CD contained several silly songs that are hard to find these days and rarely heard anymore. Thanks!"
Wacky family fun
Sheila Scanlon | Sewickley PA | 11/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My family used to own this CD when our adult sons were younger. Then we moved and it got lost somehow. I had to buy another one because now I have an 8 year old. Our family tradition for many years has been to drive around on December 23 with homemade construction paper awards and present them to homeowners whose Christmas lights deserve an award. Playing Dr. Demento's wacky Christmas tunes as we drive around is an essential ingredient. It's like a Greatest Hits of silly Christmas songs, and appropriate for the whole family."
I love this stuff
Eric James Cooper | Highlands Ranch, CO USA | 11/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My wife hates when I pull this one out at Christmas time. I don't care - I still think Santa Claus and his Old Lady is one of the funniest songs out there. Christmas is about tradition, but this CD gives a little variety to the holidays"