Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

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All Music Guide - Charlotte Dillon
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Charlotte Dillon
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969271520
  • Catalog Number: 92715
  • Sales rank: 130,963

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, 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
Mark Wilder Mastering
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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