Call back to Tommy Tutone with his parody of his own song: “867-5309 / Jenny (Christmas Version!)” It pops; it’s fun; i dig it–so, listen up.
I’m not saying flying is easy for a reindeer on a tight schedule at Christmas… in fact, i might single out just the cool parody songs about tough times over firmament high.
Tremors goes BLUE ALERT with their messy “Reindeer” about all the stress on their fuzzy shoulders.
Drop a Grand portrays Santa as man stuck in a grind (in the air) with “Reindeer Love.” No actual romance here, just a vanishing point thirty thousand feet up.
Older kids take the aerial Santa a bit more matter-of-factly. Oh look. Guess it’s Xmas, or something.
Bill Edwards burns the honky tonk up with “Santa’s Gonna Fly.” No reindeer. Just that time of year.
Fun rocking pop from Todd McHatton gets “Santa Flying in Your Sleigh.” Can’t recall if any animals get credit, though.
Nostalgic kidsong thumpity thumps out “Santa Claus is Flying through the Sky.” The Audition Studio Orchestra doesn’t quite put you to sleep with this look-see.
Finally including the rangifer, Syrpyntyne posts a fine ‘Rocket Man’ parody that seems to kvetch about flight, but strolls through the routine like it’s no big deal. “Reindeer Man” is Santa, by the way. (While we’re at it, their “Rocky Mountain Sleigh” needs an ear. Excellent.)
More trademark friendly, the parody “The Reindeer Song” from Nick Mitchell nonchalantly acknowledges the flying herd. Every child knows. Not really headlines.
How did Santa’s reindeer get to be so special? Care and feeding lessons as follows:
Peggy Lee’s continual attempts to appeal to children (scary!) included the saccharine “Don’t Forget to Feed the Reindeer,” a heavily syncopated band tune/lecture letting you know the privileges from being good. Do what you’re expected to do and you’ll get another chore, you angel!
Not scary enough? DJ Santa remixes ‘Mrs. Santa Claus’ as a bass drum car crash pogo dance “Who Feeds the Reindeer.” You have to dance, or else you’ll hear this massacre of a repetitious song.
Blue Öyster Cult’s ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’ gets its due with The Withers’ masterfully homespun “Don’t Feed the Reindeer.” Apparently they have professional handlers and your leaving them carrots (and cookies?!) (and wifi??!!) when you go to bed Xmas Eve messes that up. Quit it.
Fans abound for the most famous reindeer of all.
Kidsong likes the counting song, hence “Nine Counting Rudolph” from Brian Kinder. Catchy, but not his best.
Asiansploitation and Byron S. mock Lourdes with their “Rudolph.” It’s all about–
“The Reindeer Song” by Daniel Dennis and Mason Douglas (as Sno’Rida and Mista’Toe) white-rap out the credit due the nine. Celebratory shouting to commence.
“Hamildolph” is the epic parody of ‘Hamilton’ from Eclipse 6. Worth the time reliving the bullied fawn’s tale.
“Gee, Rudolph Ain’t I Good to You?” is the Nat King Cole classic funnied up by The Christmas Jug Band. Unrequited gift-bringing is so bluesy.
Some songs simply sneak in the roll call of reindeer. Listen carefully.
The Simians’ “A Perfect Christmas” is that list of ingredients that fill the bill. Alt-rock sneaks in the rostrum at the end.
“Santa Country” is old beach rock, so the actual country features Santa Barbara, or Santa Monica, Santa Cruz, or Sante Fe–get it? Reindeer creep in at the finale thanks to Bad Tide.
Flaterectomy gets desperate with his Song-of-the-Week challenge in Week 51’s “Ho Ho Ho,” in which Santa robs with a BLUE ALERT bitter vocabulary. The reindeer are named as accomplices in this metal/show tune mashup.
“I Got Yule Babe” from the inimitable Joel Kopischke waits for the outro to enumerate the sleigh pullers… and some bonus crew!
The mall Santa is an established trope for all, therefore fodder for musical parody. Low concept work best when you’re substituting lyrics.
‘Coming to Town’ gets the naughty treatment from Carrie Dahlby & The Sherlocks as “Mall Santa” starts flashing, and not in a disco-kind-of way. Unfortunate underage burlesque.
Queen gets queered by Paul Adlrich in the above-average “We’re the Mall Santas.” It’s ‘We are the Champions’ with a bit of wit, which is what the world needs right about now.
Here’s something you don’t see everyday… Monty Python parody. Seth Gamba takes the ‘Lumberjack’ song around the block in “The Mall Santa Song.” Amateur, but he’s okay so worth a listen.
Christmas lights are such a staple that any satirist worth his nutmeg can tune up a pop song with the mere allusion to them and create a knee-slapper.
Ducan G lights up Passenger with “The Candles Glow.”
Krazy Kyles play around with Blink-182 in “Tree Lights Stockings.”
The Withers go all out on Carl Douglas’s ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ as “Christmas Lighting.” Yeah, I’ve played you that before, but it still caught you off guard!
I guess a little ring-dingy is just what the comical ordered when it comes to trolling the tropes of Christmas. Santa + Bells = mad libs funny. Here, here, i’ll show you:
“Jen de Melo’s Jingle Bells” twists up Lady Gaga.
Jim Jim takes on Lizzo for FM 104 in “Santa’s Bell Song.”
Scrooty Mcboog modulates his flat stylings in “Sleighbells Ring.”
Joel Kopischke does more of an homage than an actual parody with “Ring a Ding Ding It’s Santa.” Still worth it.
Who needs a studio full of equipment?! The Withers deliver again with “Jingle Jingle Jingle.” Parody without the sauce still smacks my lips.
Some negative Nellies focus only on the impossibility of a great Christmas, so they sing the coal songs.
Bob Kramer of The Fource play little punk to frame how It’s too late! and You’re only gonna get “Coal.” Neat backbeat.
Alex Barbatsis has more talent than technique with his Black Eyed Peas ‘Humps’ parody “My Lumps (Of Coal).” You have been warned. About getting coal for Christmas.