♫ Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer – Redux ♫

I don’t play many Christmas songs, but this year I had a couple of special requests from special friends that I’m going to try to honour.  I actually played this one on Christmas Eve last year.  By special request, I am replaying this one this year for Gail, friend of our friend, rawgod!  Enjoy, Gail … I’m working on the other one!


Some years I find myself singing Christmas songs … rarely carols with a religious tone, but songs about Christmas.  This year, I have not once that I can recall, but this has been a difficult year.  But, it is Christmas Eve and I thought to share a personal story of a Christmas … oh, some 23 years ago.

Natasha circa 18 mos 2

Baby Goose

My granddaughter Natasha, aka Miss Goose, was just over a year old, having been born on 28 November 1994.  I worked long hours and missed most of her waking time, so when I was home, I made the most of the time I had to bond with her.  She loved music and loved animation, so I searched for things on the computer that might attract her attention.  That Christmas season she fell in love with a Christmas-themed song … of all things … Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.  At only 13 months old, she hadn’t yet the art of verbal communication as we know it, but every time that song played, she started bouncing, clapping, and giggling uncontrollably!  I swear she understood those lyrics!

Granted, this is an utterly dorky song, and has been referred to as “the song that only gets worse with age”, but as the song has fond memories for me, and has a humorous bent, I share it with you on this Christmas Eve, some 23 years later.  And I thank Miss Goose for, despite loving a song about the demise of Grandma, being the light of my life for all these years.

There are two versions to this song … well, actually several … but I offer both the cartoon version and the … um … drunken grandma version …

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Elmo & Patsy

Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve
You can say there’s no such thing as Santa
But as for me and grandpa we believe
She’d been drinking too much eggnog
And we begged her not to go
But she forgot her medication
And she staggered out the door into the snow
When we found her Christmas morning
At the scene of the attack
She had hoof-prints on her forehead
And incriminating Claus marks on her back

Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve
You can say there’s no such thing as Santa
But as for me and grandpa we believe

Now we’re all so proud of grandpa
He’s been taking this so well
See him in there watching football
Drinking beer and playing cards with cousin Mel
It’s not Christmas without Grandma
All the family’s dressed in black
And we just can’t help but wonder
Should we open up her gifts
Or send them back (send them back)

Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve
You can say there’s no such thing as Santa
But as for me and grandpa we believe

Now the goose is on the table
And the pudding made of fig
And the blue and silver candles
That would just have matched the hair on grandma’s wig
I’ve warned all my friends and neighbors
Better watch out for yourselves
They should never give a license
To a man who drives a sleigh
And plays with elves

Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve
You can say there’s no such thing as Santa
But as for me and grandpa we believe

Singin’ grandpa
Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve
You can say there’s no such thing as Santa
But as for me and grandpa we believe
Merry Christmas

Songwriters: Randy Brooks
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer lyrics © BMG Rights Management

27 thoughts on “♫ Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer – Redux ♫

  1. This is great. I always thought this to be a great way to take away the stress of Christmas.

    In the UK, the favourite Christmas TV commercial is the Waitrose – John Lewis medieval story of a little dragon who cannot control his Christmas excitement. (It is really sweet).

    But this, is the clever version, insertion Greta Thunberg as the heroine, and Donald Trump as the not so clever Dragon.

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    • Rolf Harris if it is he who is currently serving at the pleasure of Her Majesty is a convicted paedophile and it wouldn’t be appropriate to increase his wealth from playing his records. If it’s a different Rolf Harris I apologise. Greg Lake with I believe in Father Christmas and Mike Harding with Christmas 1914 are my two top records for Christmas.
      Cwtch

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    • Awwww … I would do just about anything for Gail … she is a gem! However, I’m going to have to forego the Rolf Harris version of “Six White Boomers”, for reasons you’ll understand, if you read David’s comment. Sigh. However … stay tuned for The Royal Guardsmen!!! Love to you and Gail.

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