Comedy duo Elmo & Patsy made one of their few releases a big one: 1984's Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer. The title song entered the canon of Christmas novelty records, and became an all-time favorite.
Elmo Shropshire, DVM (born October 26, 1936), is a singer of comedy tunes, most notably the holiday song "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer". He originally recorded the song in 1979 with his then-wife, Patsy. Under the stage name Dr. Elmo, he re-recorded it solo for the 1992 album Dr. Elmo's Twisted Christmas, and again in 2000 for the album Up Your Chimney. He also recorded two albums of year-round songs: Dr. Elmo's Twisted Tunes (1993) and Love, Death and Taxes (2000).
Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Elmo And Patsy
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER - by Elmo & Patsy
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 drinking too much eggnog,
And we begged her not to go,
But she forgot her medication,
So she staggered out the door and through the snow.
When we found her Christmas morning,
At the scene of the attack,
There were hoof-prints on her forehead,
And incriminating Claus-marks on her back.
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 Mel.
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?
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 Grandma's wig.
I warned all my friends and neighbors,
Better watch out for yourselves!
They should never give a license
To a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves.
Sing it, Grandpa!
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