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A Little Christmas Cheer.....


#1

I'm not sure who actually wrote this. If you Google it, you come up with a bunch of different authors.

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

Chorus:
Grandma got runover by a reindeer
walking home from our house Christmas Eve
you could say theres no such thing as Santa
but as for me and grandpa we believe

She'd been drinking too much egg nog
and we begged her not to go
she forgot her medication
and she staggered out the door into the snow

When we found her the Christmas morning
at the scene of the attack
she had hoofprints on her forehead
and incriminating claws marks on her back

(Chorus)

Now we're all so proud of grandpa
he's been taking this so well
see him in there watching football
drinking beer and playing cards with cousin Nel

It's not christmas without grandma
all the family's dressed in black
and we just cant help but wonder
should we open up her gifts or send them back?
send them back!!

(Chorus)

Now the goose is on the table
and the pudding made of fig
and the blue and silver candles
that would just have matched the hair in grandmas wig

I've warned all our friends and neighbours
better watch out for yourselves
for they should never give a license
to a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves

(Chorus)

Hey!
(Chorus)
but as for me and grandpa we believe (x2)

grandma got runover by a reindeer
walking home from our house christmas eve
you could say theres no such thing as santa
but as for me and grandpa we believe

(Merry Christmas!)


#2

A feller known as "Dr. Elmo" (a veternarian) is the one that "officially" recorded it. I believe he once said that there had been over 30 different version, mainly changing one or two words here and there. The most "famous" version is the one recorded in the mid '80s and the very one that most Americans know.


#3

The version I remember from the mid-80's was band called "Chuck Wagon and the Wheels". They were of the Kinky Friedman school of thought.


#4

I think that I may have heard that one too. I seem to remember a heavy metal sounding one from the very late 80's or early 90's, but I can't think of a name for an artist.