Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

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by Elmo & Patsy
     
 

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For Elmo & Patsy fans -- or any admirer of tongue-in-cheek tunes with country flair -- the title track on this album alone is a good enough reason to purchase it for your Christmas collection. Elmo & Patsy are really characters portrayed by a man named Elmo Shropshire, a man who has lead a varied enough life to create many more characters, if he ever so chooses. He

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For Elmo & Patsy fans -- or any admirer of tongue-in-cheek tunes with country flair -- the title track on this album alone is a good enough reason to purchase it for your Christmas collection. Elmo & Patsy are really characters portrayed by a man named Elmo Shropshire, a man who has lead a varied enough life to create many more characters, if he ever so chooses. He has spent stretches as a horse trainer, jockey, veterinarian, and even as a competitive runner. Somehow he found time to perform with a bluegrass band and work on some solo offerings. "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" was written and first performed in 1979. The video for the single debuted on MTV in 1983, and the full-length album that carries the same name was released a year later. The title track became an instant hit, moving above longtime favorites like "White Christmas" on the music charts. The album has sold more than seven million copies since it hit the store shelves. Other tracks on the recording include some fun Christmas classics like "Jingle Bells," "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," and "Jingle Bell Rock." Mixed in are a few humorous songs like "Percy, the Puny Poinsettia" and "Señor Santa Claus." Though not all tunes are done in what one would call perfect harmony -- like the clinkers listeners will hear in the rendition of "Silent Night" -- Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer is a merry offering to set to playing in the background of any Christmas get together that doesn't require evening wear. Some other albums Elmo & Patsy fans might want to check out are Dr. Elmo's Twisted Christmas, Up Your Chimney, Dr. Elmo's Twisted Tunes, and Love, Death and Taxes.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/2004
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0827969271520
catalogNumber:
92715
Rank:
200146

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elmo & Patsy   Primary Artist,Vocals
Ernie Mansfield   Clarinet
Dick Oxtot   Tuba
Peter Brown   Percussion,Chimes
Elmo   Track Performer
Doug Giddens   Bass
Mike Marshall   Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin
Gary Potterton   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Pedal Steel Guitar,Chimes,Rhythm Guitar,Marimbas,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Brian Price   Fiddle
Elmo Shropshire   Banjo,Vocals,5-string Banjo
Gary Politzer   Trumpet
Stephen Politzer   Trumpet
Will Sutherland   Bagpipes
Robert Witham   Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Children's Chorus
Barry Bisson   Piano,Keyboards,Toy Piano
Doug Corrigan   Drums,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Sherice Adams   Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Children's Chorus
Tim Marsh   Choir, Chorus
Peter Brown   Percussion,Chimes
Corbi Wright   Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Children's Chorus
Jennifer Hale   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Joseph Hale   Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Children's Chorus
Karen Hunger   Children's Chorus
Becky Jennifer   Children's Chorus
Jenel Mano   Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Children's Chorus
Timothy Marsh   Vocals,Children's Chorus

Technical Credits

Elmo & Patsy   Arranger
Peter Brown   Engineer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Gary Potterton   Arranger,Producer
Elmo Shropshire   Songwriter,Arranger
Isaac Watts   Composer
Lowell Mason   Composer
Nedra Olds-Neal   Producer,Reissue Producer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Arthur Anderson   Art Direction
Art Andersen   Art Direction
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Patsy Shropshire   Composer
Andrew Brier   Cover Photo
Peter Brown   Engineer
Bridget McGoldrick   Packaging Manager
Patsy   Arranger
James Pierpont   Composer

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Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
QuilterBarb46 More than 1 year ago
I laughed the first time I heard, "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer"! It`s a cute and funny song, if you have a sense of humor. Not taking it, seriously. I also enjoy the traditional Christmas carol's, as well.