If the Grinch is trying to steal your Christmas joy, these gems will send him packing. Enjoy. Merry Christmas!
Soulful, hopeful, poignantly beautiful.
I'm not sure how I've lived as long as I have without ever hearing "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas," by Gayla Peevey.
The Wikipedia story behind this catchy tune tells how the Oklahoma City Zoo capitalized upon the popularity of "I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas" with a fundraising campaign to "buy a hippo for Gayla". The fund raised $3,000 (equivalent to $27,552.12 present day), and a baby hippopotamus named Matilda was purchased and given to Peevey, which she then donated to the zoo.
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And the grande finale':
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