Last Sunday's Hardrock/Suzy post was supposed to be a Retro Y'all! post on Saturday, but it didn't work out that way. I am dedicating Retro Y'all! this month to those undeservedly forgotten or overlooked Christmas novelty classics. Some things are too good to be allowed to slide into obscurity.
Like this little jingle.
Fun fact: She actually got the hippo. Take a look at the other people who've recorded this, including two Captains: Kangaroo and Toni Tennille's then-husband. The video is actually from the Ed Sullivan Show. Gayla Peevey's website has the full version from the show with Sullivan introducing her.