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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas 'I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas', was sung by an 11-year-old girl, Gayla Peevey, who according to legend, was a regional child star of the Oklahoma City area. This 1953 hit was recorded as a fund-raiser to bring the city zoo a hippo. When released nationally by Columbia Records the song shot to the top of the charts, and the city zoo got a baby hippo named Matilda! This is the first Christmas song I remember hearing on a little plastic record player I had as a kid, I was 7.
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Added: 23rd December 2007
Views: 2207
Posted By: Guido
Posted by: donmac101 on 2007-12-23 
Have never heard this before and now that I have, it seems to have become stuck in my head. I was even heard humming it in the post office, and was chastised for it. I don't care what others thought, I luv this.
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2007-12-23 
Great Video! Great song,Great Pic's. Merry Christmas!
Posted by: Naomi on 2007-12-23 
Seems like Guido and I grew up during the same time. I loved this song, would sing it all the time and probably drove my parents nuts playing it as well.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-12-23 
This one is new to me...
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