Just for the heck of itI decided to to post this list.The highlighted stuff was supposed to link to wikipedia but does not.
Another form of popular Christmas song are those musical parodies performed solely for comical effect, usually classified as “Novelty songs“. The best known of these include:
Even Cheech and Chong got into the act with “Santa Claus and His Old Lady” recorded in 1971.
In 2007, The Killers released Don’t Shoot Me Santa; a song which benefited various AIDS charities.
A more recent example of a novelty Christmas song is “Damn it, I’m Vixen” performed by Brian Beathard, in 1997.
Christmas novelty songs can involve gallows humor and even morbid humor like that found in “Christmas at Ground Zero” and “The Night Santa Went Crazy“, both by “Weird Al” Yankovic. Radio personality Bob Rivers has parlayed the format into several albums in the Twisted Christmas line.
The number of Christmas novelty songs is so immense that radio host Dr. Demento devotes an entire month of weekly two-hour episodes to the format each year, and the novelty songs receive frequent requests at radio stations across the country.
The Dan Band released several adult oriented Christmas songs on their 2007 album “Ho: A Dan Band Christmas” which included “Ho, Ho, Ho” (ho being slang for a prostitute), “I Wanna Rock You Hard This Christmas”, “Please Don’t Bomb Nobody This Holiday” and “Get Drunk & Make Out This Christmas”.
The Skandles released a Christmas Rap and R & B parody of Rihanna, Snoop Dogg and Biggie Smalls to Airplay Direct on Dec. 9th, 2009 called “The Elf That Jacked Christmas”.
Nice to meet you, Mike!
Enchantedoak,it was nice meeting you on your blog as well.thank you for stopping over.
This is a GREAT list!I love Cheech and Chong's Santa and His Old Lady! I'm glad you reminded me of it. I'm going to listen to it right away!
That's a lot of songs!
Ferd,I'm glad you enjoyed the list.Wanda's Wings,yep and a lot of them are fun to listen to.
I'm glad that you included Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. That one always makes me laugh.
Syd,the whole list I enjoy listening to.