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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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    UnregisteredMay 16, 2012 at 12:14 am
    I think it means the kid wants a hippopotamus for christmas no orther thing but that so santa should down the chimney and give it to the kid that's all
    :).
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    UnregisteredDec 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm
    The little girl wants a hippo for christmas... She doesn't want anything more, or anything less. Just the hippo to "play with and enjoy"
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    UnregisteredMar 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm
    To the one comment up there or down where ever it is after i post this, you wanna get us in the christmas sprite? They have christmas sprite?! Hahaha! But i think its clearly saying a kid wants a hippo for christmas. Or that you should wish or believe for anything! :d
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    UnregisteredJan 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm
    Meaning of this song... Meaning of this song... Yeah i don't think there is a meaning of this song i think it's just a silly christmas song to spread christmas joy and happiness :3 merry (late) christmas and happy new year!!!
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    UnregisteredDec 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm
    Every year i give an hippopotamus to my daughter for christmas because we love this song! She is 25 now! Hahaha lol merry christmas!

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