Sunday, December 09, 2007

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.
She'd been drinkin' too much egg nog,
And we'd begged her not to go.
But she'd left her medication,
So she stumbled out the door into the snow.
When they found her Christmas mornin',
At the scene of the attack.
There were hoof prints on her forehead,
And incriminatin' Claus marks on her back.

Grandma got run over by a reindeer,
Walkin' home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.

Now were all so proud of Grandpa,
He's been takin' this so well.
See him in there watchin' football,
Drinkin' beer and playin' cards with cousin Belle.
It's not Christmas without Grandma.
All the family's dressed in black.

And we just can't help but wonder:
Should we open up her gifts or send them back?

Grandma got run over by a reindeer,
Walkin' home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.

Now the goose is on the table
And the pudding made of fig.
And a blue and silver candle,
That would just have matched the hair in Grandma'swig.
I've warned all my friends and neighbours.
Better watch out for yourselves.
" They should never give a license,
To a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves."

Grandma got run over by a reindeer,
Walkin' home from our house, Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.


Written by Randy Brooks.

4 comments:

Jayde_Bramblerose said...

well that was a sad poem tori, glad i am not married to that grandpa though.

but yes i definitely believe in santa, and i will be very careful how i cross the road .

Tori_Z said...

Grandma:
It's not meant to be a sad poem. It's meant to be a funny Christmas song. There's a cartoon that goes along with it. Don't worry, the Grandma ends up fine.

Kati said...

ROFL A lot of people I know hate this song because they think it's being disrespectful of Grandma. I think it's funny, and personally made even funnier because it was MY Grandma's (my mom's Mom) favorite Christmas song!!!! The fact that she enjoyed it & was irreverent enough to sing it herself.... This song always makes me think of her and laugh.

Thanks for sharing the lyrics with us Tori!!!!

Tori_Z said...

You're welcome Kati.

Not many people know of the song over here. In fact, the first time I saw the cartoon over here was last year on Christmas eve. The only reason I knew of it before was because of when I spent Christmas in Canada five years ago. Until then I'd never heard of it. I was just watching TV and the cartoon came on.

That's a nice memory to have. I've taken quite a liking to the song myself. My other favourite Christmas song is "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" which has been a favourite of mine since I was really little.