Funny Christmas songs can be just what you need when holiday stress is getting you down.
Classic Funny Christmas Songs
While traditional carols and hymns are wonderful for singing at Christmas parties, you may want to spice it up a little bit with some funny tunes to take the edge off. Whether you listen to them alone or share them with friends and neighbors, these tunes will surely brighten your spirits.
Several funny Christmas tunes have been around for years. Often children's favorites, they are played frequently on the radio and you can find them in classic compilation albums. The songs include:
- I'm Getting Nuttin' For Christmas
- Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
- Something Stuck Up in the Chimney
- All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
- You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Rewritten Christmas Songs
Christmas songs are often rewritten using the same melodies but different lyrics. A favorite kids' song, to the tune of Jingle Bells, goes:"Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg. Batmobile lost a wheel and Joker got away!"
An abundance of rewritten songs are out there. Two of the most popular songs to rewrite are The 12 Days of Christmas and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. In fact you can rewrite The 12 Days of Christmas using your own funny gifts to make a new carol, and give Santa a surprise in a new version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Entire songs are not always rewritten. Sometimes, just parts of songs are used to exhibit humorous situations. For example, the names of popular Christmas songs are changed in Christmas Carols for the Psychiatrically Challenged and Fractured Christmas Carols.
Funny Holiday Albums
Comedians love to write hilarious songs for the Christmas. Sometimes, they even make it onto the radio, with huge success. Their Christmas albums become best sellers, and their tunes become big downloads in December.
Funny Christmas songs by comedians include:
- Here's Your Christmas Album by Bill Engvall
- Twisted Christmas by Bob Rivers
- All I Want for Christmas is a Tax Increase by Capitol Steps
- Very Larry Christmas by Larry the Cable Guy
- Comedy for Christmas by various artists
- Dr. Demento Presents The Greatest Christmas Novelty by various artists
- Ho Ho Ho by RuPaul
One of the most played holiday songs by a comedian is Adam Sandler's Chanukah Song. Although not technically about Christmas, it has become a holiday favorite. He also has A Christmas Song that was played during his time on Saturday Night Live.
Other Funny Christmas Tunes
A variety of other funny Christmas songs can be found at the holidays. Animals seen to make great singers, as the abundance of dogs, cats, frogs, and chickens make their singing debut at the holidays. Check out Christmas Unleashed by Jingle Dogs for a good laugh.
Household items get into the Christmas music mix with Woody Philips' album A Toolbox Christmas. He uses household tools to make the songs really come alive for the fix-it man (or woman) in all of us.
Local radio stations are good sources of funny Christmas tunes. Drive-time deejays often play songs that have hilarious lyrics and cute tunes while you are on your commute. One famous song Damn It, I'm Vixen by Brian Beathard became a hit through multiple radio plays.