I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

Only a hippopotamus will do

I don’t want a dog, 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 a 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 the hippo would eat me up, but then

Teacher says a hippo is a vegetarian

 

I can see me now on Christmas morning

Creeping down the stairs

Oh what a joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes

To see a hippo hero standing there

 

I want a hippopotamus, I want a hippopotamus

I want it, I want it, I really really really want

A hippopotamus

 

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

Only a hippopotamus will do

I don’t want a dog, no dinky Tinker Toy

I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

 

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

Only a hippopotamus will do

No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses

I only like hippopotamuses

And hippopotamuses like me too