8 Holiday Carols Featuring Critters Big and Small!Fa la la la la! You can't help but sing-along to these moo-ving animal-inspired holiday tunes

I WANT A HIPPOPOTAMUS FOR CHRISTMAS

"Only a hippopotamus will do," reads this 1953 number, which shuns dolls and Tinkertoys. Performed by then-10-year-old Gayla Peevey, it garnered the girl a free hippo, which she donated to her local Oklahoma City zoo.

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