Monday, 24 December 2012

Luau in December

In general, I prefer classic Christmas songs over modern cover versions, or poppy attempts at "new classics." That being said, my all-time favourite Christmas album is Luau in December by King Kukulele and the Friki Tikis. It's a ukelele/Hawaiian/comedic take on some classic Christmas songs and some new ones as well. I'm a little obsessed with all things Hawaiian/Tiki-themed, and this album is not only super cute, it's also tons of fun to sing along too. 


Unfortunately, there are no YouTube versions of any of the songs, but you can preview them on iTunes. My favourite song is probably "I Work For Santa Claus":

I work for Santa Claus
Don't you understand that I'm on duty and I've got to do my duty
I've got the list, that Santa reads twice, 
to see if you've been naughty or nice. 

Flying through the sky on a mission for Kris Kringle
Miles and miles so high, hear those sleigh bells jingle.

I work for Santa Claus
Don't you understand that I'm on duty and I've got to do my duty
Santa needs his list, the Krampus too
You better be nice or he'll get you.

One reindeer and an elf they flew
To get the list as they were told to do
Till old Blitzen threw a shoe
And closer to a crash they drew



I work for Santa Claus
Don't you understand that I'm on duty and I've got to do my duty
And if you can't fly my home then I'll gotta take a plane or maybe I'll drive.

Just for such contingencies, Santa covers the nominal fees
So flying on a plane is the back up plan, though the list is carried too close to man.


I work for Santa Claus
Don't you understand that I'm on duty and I've got to do my duty



Take me down Blitzen, our trip was short
Drop me off at Los Angeles X Airport

Don't park your deer there or I'm gonna have to tear a ticket from my book
 cause you took a second look
The red zone's for this and the white zone's for that, 
Take off your belt, your shoes and your hat


I work for Santa Claus
Don't you understand that I'm on duty and I've got to do my duty

If you don't let me go to Santa's shop
I'm warning you Christmas will be a flop.

You got a long beard and funny hat
You talk real weird and we don't like that.
You say you've got a list? So do we
We're the Bureau of Homeland Security

The difference is, we check our twice.
Would you like a lump of coal or a block of ice?
This list must get to the North Pole
A Merry Christmas is our goal!

With a magic passport, he got through
But to the shop with work to do
With the naughty and nice list too
And Blitzen got a brand new shoe. 

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