I used to ask for things for Christmas that I knew I wasn’t going to get, I did it because I didn’t really care what I got. Like I said I was a weird and creepy kid and I had zero idea about what kids liked or what the popular toys were.
In dog behavior lingo, I didn’t know how to ‘kid’.
I don’t know how this song escaped me because my family liked novelty songs like this one. All I can assume is, they kept it from me on purpose for fear I’d spend the months leading up to Christmas asking for…
I’d have done it and I would have looked at my pile of presents on Christmas morning and put on my brave soldier face as I obviously forced myself to be enthusiastic over a pile of gifts that were probably pretty cool.
Here it is, probably the best Christmas song ever.
So sorry I never had the chance to use ya.
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas Only a hippopotamus will do Don’t want a doll, no dinky tinker Toy I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas I don’t think Santa Claus will mind, do you? He won’t have to use our dirty chimney flue Just bring him through the front door, that’s the easy thing to do
I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes To see my hippo hero standing there
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas Only a hippopotamus will do No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses I only like hippopotamuses And hippopotamuses like me too
Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then Teacher says a hippo is a vegeterian
There’s lots of room for him in our two-car garage I’d feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes To see a hippo hero standing there
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas Only a hippopotamus will do No crocodiles or rhinoceroseses I only like hippopotamuseses And hippopotamuses like me too! They like me too!