Friday, December 17, 2010

One last Christmas song, then I'm done -- I promise!

NOTICE: I'm about to take a little  blogiday. DD and Son-in-Law are coming for a visit, and bringing their cats! I will be shamelessly enjoying their company.

I'll try to make the rounds to your blogs, but if you don't see me for a while, don't worry. In the immortal words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, "I'll be Bach." (You can be Beethoven.)

And, of course, I'll still pop onto Twitter and say inappropriate things whenever I've had an eggnog or two. ;)

But I can't resist leaving you with one final warped Christmas song. First a little background. We've had this stuffed reindeer forever:

It comes out every year...and my family cringes. Because they know I will squeeze it's belly, and it will fill the air with the dulcet strains of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer."

(Geez, people, how many times do I have to tell you? My taste in Christmas music is warped, okay?)

Only now the batteries are so far gone that it comes out as a garbled, twisted mess. There is no easy way to replace the batteries -- they're sewn in -- so, of course, I haven't even tried. I suppose the manufacturer thought nobody would possibly want this thing to go on forever, so they didn't bother to make it easy.

Ha! Little did they know. Low batteries and garbled music can't stop Super-Annoying Christmas Mom! Bwah-ha-hah!

Fortunately, I found a worthy rendition of the song on YouTube! You lucky b*stards.

The video that goes with this one is priceless, too. Enjoy!

And just be glad you're not close enough for me to squeeze my reindeer at you.


Dianne K. Salerni said...

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer is classic! Along with Didn't I Get This Last Year? (sung to the tune Did You See What I See?)

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Good Blog Break, Linda!

Jessica Bell said...

haha! Have a wonderful blogiday!!! (Just thinkin' ... wouldn't 'blogiday' mean holiday IN blogdom?)

Elizabeth Flora Ross said...

We were flipping through TV channels the other night and found an entire cartoon movie dedicated to this song. It was hilarious! Santa was put on trial for running over Grandma. Turns out the whole thing was a conspiracy to end Christmas. We were dying. And of course they played the song over and over...

Anne Gallagher said...

The first time Monster Baby heard that song she cried. She was so afraid for her Yo-Yo (grandma).

Have a great time with the kids, cats and eggnog.

Jennifer Shirk said...

You're a crack up. I bet your family is ready to toss that reindeer out the window when you're near it. LOL!

abby mumford said...

what a lovely swan song for 2010.

see you in 2011!

Teri Anne Stanley said...

I just KNEW you were going to do that. Someone actually called in and requested that song on a lunch time request show here recently. Really? Like it's not on there often enough WITHOUT being requested?
My family has a Christmas Aflac Duck that we can't seem to lose.
Merry Christmas, Linda.

Jeffe Kennedy said...

Hmm. A fine Merry Christmas to you, too! And I think Tawna's wrong - your hair doesn't look at all like Grandma's wig in this video.

Kelly Breakey said...

I know I will be thinking of you everytime time I hear this song from here on out. Happy Holiday and Merry Merry to you and yours.

Elizabeth Ryann said...

Aww, bummer! I'm quite enjoying your Christmas playlist.

Also: WE HAVE THAT MOOSE! It didn't even occur to me until now that he was probably meant to be a reindeer. He's always been our Christmas moose.

Lola Sharp said...

Always a fun ride on this blog. Perfect for a Friday blog visit! :)

Enjoy your visit with your family. (feline and human) *hugs*

Merry HoliDAZE!!

Bess Weatherby said...

We have a toy like that, only I can't even remember what song it is supposed to sing becuase it's only squeaked for several years. We keep it out of some twisted impulse I'm sure.

Have a wonderful Christmas, dear!

~ Bess

demery said...

Happy Blogiday :) Hope it's wonderful and wonder-filled.

Trisha Leigh said...

Have a good time on your break, and thanks for reminding us of all these priceless cultural treasures before you went, lol.

Enjoy that family!

Génette Wood said...

I'm usually speechless by the time I go to leave a comment on your blog. Never fear--I am speechless yet again. Oh goodness.

Have a Merry Christmas and please don't drink all the egg nog. I hear reindeer are more active around Christmas.


Wow, this is really the to-go place for Xmas and Xmas songs! Very cool. Hope you had a very merry Xmas!

Nick said...

All the best for the new year and thanks for the visits.... nick