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20 Funny Christmas Songs to Make You Laugh All Season Long

Sprinkle in some ha-ha-ha's with the ho-ho-ho's this holiday season by adding these funny Christmas songs to your playlist

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Let the seasonal laughs commence with these funny Christmas songs

Christmas is a wonderful time of year to spend time with loved ones, participate in festive Christmas activities and create new Christmas traditions. Maybe you get together to bake delicious Christmas cookies, or perhaps you all catch up at the annual Christmas party. No matter what you do, there’s one thing you need to make it a great time: a fun holiday playlist filled with the best Christmas songs. You may add some classic Christmas tunes and Christian Christmas songs to the list, but if you want to take the tunes up a notch, be sure to add a few funny Christmas songs too.

Some of the funny Christmas songs below add humor to the holidays by poking fun at the season and its traditions; others are simply silly and whimsical tunes that add to the holiday magic. Put them on your playlist and get ready to laugh!

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“I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” by Gayla Peevey

Yep, you read that song title right. Ten-year-old Gayla Peevey sings about her longing for a unique (and pretty big!) Christmas gift in this fun tune. Sounds like a Christmas pun, doesn’t it?

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“Dominick the Donkey” by Lou Monte

This is a funny Christmas song that’ll easily get stuck in your head (but you won’t mind). You can even use the lyrics as one of your Christmas captions!

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“Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” by Elmo & Patsy

This song is a holiday favorite for those with a more morbid sense of humor. Sure, the lyrics are a little twisted, but you can’t resist singing along to its cheerful melody (sorry, Grandma). Keep the laughs going with these hilarious Christmas jokes.

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“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by Thurl Ravenscroft

Let’s be honest: Some of the ways they describe the Grinch in this song are hilarious. Sing along and be grateful that you aren’t a bad banana with a greasy black peel. Actually, that would make a great Christmas meme.

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“All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” by Spike Jones & His City Slickers

If you lost your teeth around the holidays as a kid, there’s a good chance you heard this funny Christmas song once or twice. Those missing teeth are practically a Christmas symbol at this point.

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“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by The Jackson 5

This catchy tune is all about a big misunderstanding between a kid, his mom and St. Nick. Avoid the whole mess with a Christmas getaway to a warm destination.

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“The Very First Christmas” by SpongeBob SquarePants

Have SpongeBob fans in your life? Play this at your Christmas shindig and watch them sing along instantly. While you’re at it, make sure your tree is up to Bikini Bottom standards with these super Christmas tree ideas.

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“I Got a Cold for Christmas” by The Ames Brothers

This is a song that describes a kid’s worst holiday nightmare: being sick on Christmas. Talk about a bummer! Still, you would have tons of time to figure out what to write in your Christmas cards.

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“The Chanukah Song” by Adam Sandler

Technically this isn’t a Christmas song, but it’s so good that we had to include it. Play this funny tune to share some laughs while celebrating Hanukkah.

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“Present Face” by Garfunkel and Oates

Have you ever gotten a present you didn’t like, but didn’t want to be rude about it so you smile and say, “Oh, you shouldn’t have”? If so, you’ll relate to this song about that face you make (you know the one) when you get a gift you don’t like. Make sure you don’t see that face at all this year with these amazing gift ideas.

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“They Shined Up Rudolph’s Nose” by Johnny Horton

Country fans, this one is for you. Listen to these fun lyrics and sing along with Johnny Horton as he croons about Santa’s favorite reindeer. You can play it while you look for Rudolph-inspired Christmas wreath ideas.

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“Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake” by The Irish Rovers

This funny Irish Christmas tune tells about the downside of being polite around the holidays. Case in point: eating Miss Fogarty’s Christmas cake (even though you really shouldn’t).

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“Redneck 12 Days of Christmas” by Jeff Foxworthy

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy pokes some good-natured fun at redneck Christmas with this funny tune. Afterward, read up on the real 12 days of Christmas and what they mean.

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“We’re Coming to Your Home” by The Three Stooges

This hilarious song about less-than-welcome house guests is an absolute holiday classic. Plus, you can play it as a way to encourage your guests to leave.

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“Nuttin’ for Christmas” by Barry Gordon

This is a song for the kids on the naughty list this year. Listen as Barry Gordon sings about what he did to land on Santa’s bad side.

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“Things I Want” by Tenacious D and Sum 41

A classic rock jam about the longest Christmas list ever? Sign us up! This is the one that will have your dad rocking out in the kitchen. Speaking of dads, yours will love these outdoor Christmas decoration ideas.

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“A Christmas Carol” by Tom Lehrer

Most famous for his song about the periodic table, musical comedian and satirist Tom Lehrer sang this anti-carol back in 1959. However, the hilarious lyrics about commercialization and useless (but expensive!) gifts are just as relevant today.

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“Snoopy’s Christmas” by The Royal Guardsmen

What could be better than having our favorite pooch Snoopy over for Christmas? This seasonal bop depicting Snoopy as a World War I fighter pilot on a Christmas mission first came out in 1967. It’s been delighting us ever since, just like these Christmas books.

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“California Christmastime” by the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend cast

If your Christmas isn’t exactly snowy, you’ll love this funny Christmas song from the hit TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Grab your eggnog fro-yo and head to the beach in December just because you can.

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“It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries” by Carly Rae Jepsen

This song is full of relatable Christmas traditions, like family arguments, kids waking up at the crack of dawn, present shenanigans and someone breaking down in tears before the turkey is even served. It’s the most magical time of the year!

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May these funny Christmas songs add some humor to your holidays. If you’re looking for more laughs, put these funny Christmas movies on your holiday binge list.

Additional reporting by Chloë Nannestad.

Kelly Kuehn
Kelly Kuehn is an associate editor for Reader’s Digest covering entertainment, trivia and history. When she’s not writing you can find her watching the latest and greatest movies, listening to a true crime podcast (or two), blasting ‘90s music and hiking with her dog, Ryker, throughout the Finger Lakes.