I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

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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 a 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.
(Short Music Interlude)
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!

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The Christmas novelty song "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" was written by John Rox and performed by 10 year old Gayla Peevey in 1953.

Gayla Peevey was a regional child star from Oklahoma City. On its release" I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas"was an instant success. A local campaign raised money to present Gayla with an actual baby hippopotamus for Christmas; named Matilda it was donated to the local zoo.

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Lillah, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

18 July 2016 at 7:51am

Holy Toodel, so glad I clicked on this site first!

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Alpha Skua, USA

31 August 2015 at 8:46pm

Great Big hippo under the christmas tree

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Legs Sparrow, USA

8 April 2015 at 10:53pm

Great Big hippo How will Santa get it down the chimney?

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6 September 2014 at 1:12pm

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Chloe Gioia, Canada

4 September 2014 at 6:04pm

I love this song! It was used in Molly and the Christmas Cheerometer, a family musical.

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Kate, Ireland

15 February 2012 at 8:54pm

I love this song!:)

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Gabriella, California

15 December 2008 at 4:06pm

I love christmas songs!

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