Posts Tagged ‘humor’

Redneck 12 Days Of Christmas

December 26, 2022

“Redneck 12 Days Of Christmas,” written by Jeff Foxworthy and Tim Wilson and recorded by Jeff Foxworthy, 1996. Video directed by Michael McNamara.

Jeff Foxworthy website

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A Christmas Carol

December 23, 2022

“A Christmas Carol,” written and recorded by Tom Lehrer, 1959.

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Hanukkah in Santa Monica

December 19, 2022

“(I’m Spending) Hanukkah in Santa Monica,” written and recorded by Tom Lehrer, 2000. Arranged by Rob Fisher.

Lyrics here

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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

December 18, 2022

“I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas,” written by John J. Rox (John Herring), recorded by 10-year-old Gayla Peevey of Ponca City, Oklahoma, 1953. This recording reached number 24 on Billboard.

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Food Court

May 24, 2022

John Oliver puts British Cuisine on trial.

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Merry Christmas From The Family

December 28, 2021

“Merry Christmas From The Family,” written by Robert Earl Keene, performed here by the Dixie Chicks and Rosie O’Donnell. Here’s how the songwriter does it:

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Santa Got Busted By the Border Patrol

December 27, 2021

“Santa Got Busted By the Border Patrol,” by Kevin Fowler. That second voice belongs to Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel.

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Christmastime For the Jews

December 25, 2021

“Christmastime for the Jews,” a Robert Smigel stop-action animation featuring the voice of Darlene Love in a “Wall of Sound” production, from a  2005 Saturday Night Live episode (lyrics here).

Gut yom tov to all, and to all a good night.

Related:

“Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas,” Adam Chandler, The Atlantic

“The history of Jews, Chinese food, and Christmas, explained by a rabbi,” Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox

“The War on Jewish Christmas must be stopped,” Daniel W. Drezner,Washington Post

“Are Jews Doomed to Lose the War on Jewish Christmas?” Paul Waldman, The American Prospect

“Why ‘Jewish Christmas’ (Movies and Chinese Food) is Going Mainstream,”  Sarah Seltzer, Flavorwire

“Fa-La-La-L’Chaim: Why It’s Okay For Jews to Celebrate Christmas,”
Charlotte Alter, TIME

“Holy Night: The little-known Jewish holiday of Christmas Eve. Seriously.” Benyamin Cohen, Slate

“Nittel Nacht: The Jewish Christmas Eve,” Matthew Wills, JSTOR Daily

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Green Chri$tma$

December 22, 2021

“Green Chri$tma$,” a 1958 send-up of holiday commercialism by humorist Stan Freberg, who was also an award-winning advertising executive. Music Director Billy May led the Columbia Records house orchestra and Jud Colon Chorale. At first the record was denounced as sacrilegious and many radio stations refused to play it, but the reality of this satire’s target became all too evident.

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Santa Baby

December 21, 2021

“Santa Baby!” written by Joan Javits and Philip Springer. The original 1953 recording by Eartha Kitt, with Henri René and his orchestra.

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