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Gayla Peevey – 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 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

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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    UnregisteredDec 17, 2014 at 6:05 pm
    This song connects to me on a personal level. All I have ever wanted for Christmas, or actually Hanukkah because I'm Jewish, is a hippopotamus. This song is life-changing. I would recommend it to everyone who enjoys hippopotamuses. When I went Hanukkah caroling, my family and I sang this song to everyone. Those were the good ole' days.
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    UnregisteredDec 12, 2014 at 12:44 am
    She wants a hippo for Christmas really badly, not anything else. She has made it very clear that she wants to wake up on Christmas to a huge creature in the doorway. She doesn't even care if Santa can't fit it through the chimney. She says he can just fit it through the doorway. This is a very funky song, and it has a very special meaning to me. I would recommend this song to any spunky person.
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    UnregisteredMar 1, 2012 at 5:08 am
    To me(from my personal experiences) when I was younger, I sang this song and a few others with my 2nd grade class, and I still remember singing on K. You. S. I. News and infront of a large crowd at some popular lake where I live. This song, reminds me of all those childhood feelings that you get when you are happy. Its an overwhelming feeling that makes me smile, and get a weird feeling in my heart that sometimes makes me feel like its so full of positive energy, I swear it's going to explode. (:

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