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I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas

Music by John Rox

"I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" is a Christmas novelty song written by John Rox (19021957) and performed by Gayla Peevey (10 years old at the time) in 1953. The song peaked at number 24 on Billboard magazine's pop chart in December 1953

    Release Date: 1953


I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

This novelty pop tune is perfect for providing that humorous moment in your concert. Bouncing with musical fun, the entertaining lyrics will delight your audiences.


I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

This novelty pop tune is perfect for providing that humorous moment in your concert. Bouncing with musical fun, the entertaining lyrics will delight your audiences.



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various Arrangers : Novelty Christmas : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Novelty Christmas

Add some fun to your Christmas shows! "I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas" - If you've been looking for a fresh, playful holiday song to put a big smile on everyone's face, look no further! This forgotten classic from the late 1950's big, bright, brassy, and sassy, with the melody shared by all four voice parts, and even a section where the group becomes a (vocal) brass band. It is a Dr. Demento Christmas staple. "Up on the Housetop" - "Bring me an iPhone with lots of apps" - this jazzy update to the traditional Christmas song really connects with the good little boys and girls of the wired generation! Easily customized with your own personal gift list, this will be a perfect holiday novelty song for concerts and caroling gigs alike! The impeccable Michele Weir touch is clearly evident in this warm un-accompanied arrangement of the Charlie Brown classic song "Christmas Time Is Here". Bells are associated with the holiday season as well as celebratory and inspirational tributes and events. "Ding-a Ding-a Ding" will be your favorite choral imitating the ring and sound of bells. Polyphonic and homophonic sections play off each other and add to the diverse sound. Based on Chopin's Minute Waltz, this lighter arrangement called "Christmas In A Minute" will lift any group to a new level. An excellent encore!

Songlist: Christmas In A Minute, I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas, Christmas Time Is Here, Up on the Housetop, Ding-a Ding-a Ding

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Voicing: SATB | 7214b | Sheet Music | $8.95 | A Cappella


Lustre : Let's Sing : 00  1 CD

Lustre : Let's Sing

Lustre, Tenor Kate, Lead Lori Crouter, Baritone Lori Dreyer, and Bass Jenny started their musical adventure in 2005 with Baltimore's Harbor City Music Company Show Chorus, receiving several Sweet Adelines Regional and International awards, most recently being named 2013 SAI 7th Place International Finalists. In Feb. of 2013 they won the Mid Atlantic Harmony Sweeps Regional and blew us away at the National Finals in San Rafael, placing 2nd in an incredibly strong field! "Let's Sing!" is their debut album, quickly funded on Kickstarter, and it captures the vocal entertainment power and big fun of these remarkable 4 ladies. Some favorite among the 13 winners are the Disney standard "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah," "Flirty Eyes," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Let's Sing Again," "Nobody Does It Like Me," "What Kind of Fool Am I?" "South Rampart Street Parade" and the very funny "I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas." The Harmony Sweeps Finals attracts the best in the world in vocal harmony--these gals almost won it all, and rightly so. Don't miss this one!

Songlist: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, Flirty Eyes, The Bandstand in Central Park, The Way You Look Tonight, Let's Sing Again, I Look At You, The Moment I Saw Your Eyes, Lovely Way To Spend An Evening, Nobody Does It Like Me, What Kind Of Fool Am I?, South Rampart Street Parade, Let the Words, I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

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22318c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas : SATB : Deke Sharon : John Rox : Gayla Peevey :  1 CD : 08749978 : 884088363505

Deke Sharon : I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas

If you've been looking for a fresh, playful holiday song to put a big smile on everyone's face, look no further! This forgotten classic from the late 1950's big, bright, brassy, and sassy, with the melody shared by all four voice parts, and even a section where the group becomes a (vocal) brass band. It is a Dr. Demento Christmas staple.

Arranger: Deke Sharon | Composer: John Rox Performed By: Gayla Peevey

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749978


I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas : 2-Part : Jill Gallina : John Rox : Gayla Peevey : Sheet Music : 35028546 : 884088665777 : 1476805865

Jill Gallina : I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

This novelty pop tune is perfect for providing that humorous moment in your concert. Bouncing with musical fun, the entertaining lyrics will delight your audiences.

Arranger: Jill Gallina | Composer: John Rox Performed By: Gayla Peevey

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028546 | Showtrax CD Available


I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas : SAB : Jill Gallina : John Rox : Gayla Peevey : Sheet Music : 35028547 : 884088665784 : 1476805873

Jill Gallina : I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

This novelty pop tune is perfect for providing that humorous moment in your concert. Bouncing with musical fun, the entertaining lyrics will delight your audiences.

Arranger: Jill Gallina | Composer: John Rox Performed By: Gayla Peevey

More details
Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028547 | Showtrax CD Available

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