The Twelve Gifts Of Christmas – Allan Sherman (1963)

Somehow in my youth I missed out on this classic parody of the Twelve Days of Christmas by Allan Sherman even though I listened to Dr. Demento every Sunday evening in my neck of the woods. I’m really not sure how I managed this but I later found it when I picked up Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Christmas Novelty CD Of All Time and it’s become one of my favorite Holiday songs of all time.
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3 thoughts on “The Twelve Gifts Of Christmas – Allan Sherman (1963)

  1. Rick Doherty says:

    My dad owned this cassette when I was a kid and the family would listen to it in the car. I actually was playing this for coworkers yesterday. Love the part about it comes with a wire that one end you can stick in your ear and the other end you cant stick anywhere because it is bent. I believe this same cd had a great version of “nuttin for Christmas” and “I want a hippopotomus for Christmas”.

  2. You are quite right, Rick! Both of those are classic songs as well and I agree with you as well about the part in the song with the earpiece. Great stuff! :)

  3. plcary says:

    This single is on my two cd set titled “a Fun Christmas”. It is a great song and I remember unwrapping my very own Japanese transistor radio many years ago.

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