Weird Al Yankovic – The Night Santa Went Crazy

Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic was born in 1959 in Lynwood, California in the United States. This singer-songwriter, music producer, actor, comedian, satirist, and a parodist has sold more than 12 million records since his first song aired in 1976. Over the years he’s received 3 Grammy Awards (out of 9 nominations). He’s had 4 gold records and 6 platinum records in the United States. He has released 12 albums since 1983. Besides being in numerous music video parodies he’s also directed music videos for Ben Folds, Hanson, Black Crowes and The Presidents of the United States of America. Weird Al Yankovic is definately one of the most talented individuals that the 20th Century has spawned. The Night Santa Went Crazy was released in November 1996. The song is a darkly humorous Christmas song performed as a style parody of “Black Gold” by Soul Asylum and “I Believe in Father Christmas” by Greg Lake (which share similar chord progressions). The song was released as a single and on the Bad Hair Day album. It’s definately one of the funniest Christmas songs that I’ve heard over the years. Since tonight is Christmas Eve and tomorrow is Christmas I thought that it would be appropriate to feature this song on Running Wolf’s Rant.

This is a video I found on Youtube for The Night Santa Went Crazy followed by the lyrics for the song:

Down in the workshop all the elves were making toys
For the good Gentile girls and the good Gentile boys
When the boss busted in, nearly scared ’em half to death
Had a rifle in his hands and cheap whiskey on his breath
From his beard to his boots he was covered with ammo
Like a big fat drunk disgruntled Yuletide Rambo
And he smiled as he said with a twinkle in his eye
“Merry Christmas to all – now you’re all gonna die!”

The night Santa went crazy
The night Saint Nick went insane
Realized he’d been getting a raw deal
Somethin’ finally must’ve snapped in his brain

Well, the workshop is gone now, he decided to bomb it
Everywhere you’ll find pieces of Cupid and Comet
And he tied up his helpers, and he held the elves hostage
And he ground up poor Rudolph into reindeer sausage
He got Dancer and Prancer with an old German Luger
And he slashed up Dasher just like Freddy Krueger
And he picked up a flamethrower and he barbecued Blitzen
And he took a big bite and said “It tastes just like chicken!”

The night Santa went crazy
The night Kris Kringle went nuts
Now, ya can’t hardly walk around the North Pole
Without steppin’ in reindeer guts

There’s the National Guard and the FBI
There’s a van from the Eyewitness News
and helicopters circlin’ ’round in the sky
And the bullets are flying the body count’s rising
And everyone’s dying to know -“Oh Santa, why?”
My, my, my, my, my, my – you used to be such a jolly guy.

Yes Virginia, now Santa’s doing time
In a Federal prison for his infamous crime
Hey little friend now, don’t you cry no more tears
He’ll be out on good behaviour in seven hundred more years.

But now Vixen’s in therapy and Donner’s still nervous
And the elves all got jobs working for the postal service
And they say Mrs. Claus she’s on the phone every night
With a lawyer negotiating the movie rights.
(They talk about)

The night Santa went crazy
The night Saint Nicholas flipped
Broke his back for some milk and cookies
Sounds to me like he was tired of getting gypped

Wo, The night Santa went crazy
The night Saint Nick went insane
Realized he’d been gettin’ the wrong deal
Somethin’ finally must’ve snapped in his brain
Wo, Somethin’ finally must’ve snapped in his brain
Tell ya, somethin’ finally must’ve snapped in his brain.

I want to take this opportunity to wish the readers of Running Wolf’s Rant a Happy Festive Season and a Merry Christmas. The previous song that was featured on this blog’s Music category was Release by Ashtray Electric & Gazelle. Feel free to check it out. Also feel free to check out the other posts in this category. You might also want to check out the Events category on the blog as well. The Movies, Technology and Opinion categories are updated regularly and the Photography and Babes categories are updated daily. Feedback is appreciated and welcome here so feel free to comment on anything that you might like.

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Henno Kruger
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