I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas Lyrics

i want a hippopotamus for christmas - gayla peevey
i want a hippopotamus for christmas – gayla peevey

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas is a Christmas novelty song that was written by Jon Rox in 1953 and became famous after being performed by then 10-year-old Gayla Peevey.

The song was released in 1953 and quickly became a holiday hit, reaching the top 40 charts.

Gayla Peevey, the young singer of the song, became an overnight sensation and continued to perform and record music for several years after the release of the song

I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas Lyrics

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don’t want a doll
No dinky Tinkertoy
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 vegetarian
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!

Facts About I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas Lyrics

FactDescription
Song title“I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas”
WriterJon Rox
PerformerGayla Peevey
Release year1953
GenreChristmas novelty song
Chart performanceReached top 40 charts
Gayla Peevey’s age10 years old at the time of recording
Gayla Peevey’s fameBecame an overnight sensation after the song’s release
Gayla Peevey’s careerContinued to perform and record music for several years after the song’s release
LegacyRemains a beloved holiday classic that is enjoyed by people of all ages

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