Not long after Thanksgiving we polish turkey legs, outcome the wreaths, snowflakes, and egg nog. Before you know it, you’re making kissy faces under the mistletoe, all warm and fuzzy amidst the joys of Noel.
Come Christmas season, radio stations are flooded with songs steeped in the spirit of the times. With no shortage of funny Christmas songs to choose from, AOL Radio listeners voted on the season’s 10 best celebratory knee-slappers.
10 ‘Dominick the Christmas Donkey’
Written by Ray Allen, Sam Saltzberg, and Lou Monte, this 1960s funny Christmas song tells the tale of a donkey who helps Santa Claus bring presents to children in Italy.
09 ‘Here’s Your Sign Christmas’
After appearing on ‘Designing Women’ and ‘The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson,’ Engvall (best friend of comic Jeff Foxworthy) received the American Comedy Awards Comic of the Year.
08 ‘The Night Santa Went Crazy’
An “extra gory” version of the song — in which Santa is killed instead of imprisoned and the elves file for unemployment — was released on Yankovic’s ‘Amish Paradise.’
07 ‘I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas’
The success of this funny Christmas song in 1953 gave the Oklahoma City Zoo the idea to start a fundraising campaign to “buy a hippo for Gayla,” which the zoo needed at the time. Peevey clarifies that the song was not originally recorded as a fundraiser, although she was eventually presented with an actual hippopotamus (which she thereupon donated to the city zoo).
06 ‘The Twelve Pains of Christmas’
Rivers has appeared as an extra in two ‘Star Trek Enterprise’ episodes, including ‘Zero Hour’ and the series finale in 2005, ‘These Are the Voyages…’
05 ‘Redneck 12 Days of Christmas [Album Version]’
Foxworthy — along with other celebrities Ashley Judd, Bob Barker and Johnny Depp — was appointed with the title “Kentucky Colonel,” an honor that is considered at “the same level” of Colonel Sanders of KFC.
04 ‘Cold-Blooded Christmas’
A common source of laughs in comedy musician and Internet celebrity Lajoie’s videos is the appearance of his friend Steve, who sports a beard and seldom speaks except to ask, “You want some of this, b—-?”
03 ‘Walkin’ ‘Round in Women’s Underwear’
Rivers once gained national attention for an eleven-day-long marathon during which he vowed to remain on the air until the Baltimore Orioles won a game (a promise he was able to fulfill).
02 ‘O Holy Night’
In September 2008, The Russian prosecutors filed a motion to ban the series based on the complaints received about the episode, ‘Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Classics,’ which featured all the music on an album, including this Christmas song by Eric Cartman.
01 ‘Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer’
In a album by Christian crossover crunk rock band Family Force 5, the word “beer” is edited out and replaced with “root beer.”
Want more Christmas music?
Then you might want to head over to our 10 Best Christmas songs list. Ugly sweater recommended, but not necessary.