I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
LeAnn Rimes Lyrics


I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a doll
No dinky tinker toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don't think Santa Claus will mind do you
He won't have to use
A dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door
That's the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning
Creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise
When I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles
No rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me too

Mom says a hippo would eat me up but then
Teacher says a hippo is a vegetarian

There's lots of room for him
In our two car garage
I'd feed him there
And wash him there
And give him his massage

I can see me now on Christmas morning
Creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise
When I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles
Or rhinoceroses-es
I only like hippopotamuses-es
And hippopotamuses like me too

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: John Jefferson Rox

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Comments from YouTube:

Mel Mamula

Brilliant treatment of a child's song.  Even the arrangement was entertaining.  I'd give it 96 because we could dance to it.

homieblossom

is this really the leann rimes? 

Dylan Lindsey

yes, that's really her

Stormy Davis

Such a passionate artist, unlike taylor swift

Dee Barnes

LOL! she certainly had a lot of fun with this number.

Richard Pearce

She is back, she, sounds amazing here, and I love it 

Ned Chaney

I think this is the only other version of this available besides Gayla Peevey's and I LIKE it!!!

andrea r

I really like this! It's fun

jo x

Nov 2019, anyone???????? 😍

buddyfirebird

awesome cant wait for the rest of the album

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