Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer Lyrics

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer Lyrics

Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve
You can say there’s no such thing as Santa
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe

She’d been drinkin’ too much egg nog
And we’d begged her not to go
But she’d left her medication
So she stumbled out the door into the snow

When they found her Christmas mornin’
At the scene of the attack
There were hoof prints on her forehead
And incriminatin’ Claus marks on her back

Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walkin’ home from our house Christmas eve
You can say there’s no such thing as Santa
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe

Now were all so proud of Grandpa
He’s been takin’ this so well
See him in there watchin’ football
Drinkin’ beer and playin’ cards with cousin Belle

It’s not Christmas without Grandma
All the family’s dressed in black
And we just can’t help but wonder
Should we open up her gifts or send them back?

Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walkin’ home from our house Christmas eve
You can say there’s no such thing as Santa
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe

Now the goose is on the table
And the pudding made of pig
And a blue and silver candle
That would just have matched the hair in Grandma’s wig

I’ve warned all my friends and neighbors
Better watch out for yourselves
They should never give a license
To a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves

Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walkin’ home from our house, Christmas eve
You can say there’s no such thing as Santa
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe!

Elmo Shropshire

Elmo Shropsire was born in New York City on October 26, 1936. He graduated from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1962. In 1963 he married his wife, Nancy, and moved to California where he became a practicing veterinarian. They have four children.

In 1967, Shropshire began competing in road races including the Boston Marathon. His best marathon time is 2 hours, 11 minutes and 35 seconds set in 1976. His personal record is 3:33:31. He won the National Road Race Championship three times, in 1971, 1972, and 1974.

He retired in 1988 from his practice in Santa Monica, California, to become a full-time trainer for runners. He coached many Olympic athletes, including Steve Prefontaine and John Landy. He also trained several famous distance runners including Alberto Salazar, Joan Benoit Samuelson, and Scott Jurek.

Shropshire is known for his unique running style, which involves running barefoot on grass or dirt paths. He says it helps him maintain good form and avoid injuries. He often wears sandals while training.

Personal life

Shropshire met his wife, Cindy, while working at Aqueduct Racetrack. They married in 2006 and had three children together.

In 2012, he opened his veterinary clinic in San Francisco, where he continues to practice.

Success with “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”

In 1979, Shropshire wrote “Grandma Got Runover By A Reindeer”, a novelty song about how Santa Claus ran over his grandmother while she was asleep. He performed it himself, along with his band, the New England Merrymakers, at local clubs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, where he had grown up. When the group played Boston University, Shropshire met fellow student Randy Brooks, who helped him record the song.

Brooks suggested that the duo turn the tune into something bigger, and they began writing songs together. One day, Shropshire called Brooks’ house to ask for help with lyrics. Brooks told him that he needed some money, and asked Shropshire to write a song for him.

Shropshire agreed, and wrote “Grandma Got Rung Over By A Reindeer”. On December 16, 1980, Shropshire sent the song to his publisher, who gave it to Columbia Records. Columbia executives liked the song and offered Shropshire a contract to release it as a single. After the song was released, CBS Records signed Shropshire to a recording deal.

The song reached #2 on Billboard magazine’s Hot Country Singles chart and #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1981. It peaked at number one on Canada’s RPM Top Singles chart and at number five on Australia’s Go-Set National Top 50 charts.

In 1982, Shropshire married singer/songwriter Bonnie Tyler, whom he had dated since high school. Their daughter, Amanda Lee, was born in 1983. The couple divorced in 1985.

After the success of “Grandma Got RunOver By A Reindeer,” Shropshire continued to write songs, including “I’m Gonna Be Home For Christmas.” His next major hit came in 1986, when “Merry Christmas From the Family Stone” topped the country music charts.

In 1987, Shropshire collaborated with composer David Foster on the theme song for the film Back to the Future Part II, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The following year, he received an ASCAP award for having written the most-performed holiday song of 1988.

Later years

Shropshire began recording music in the early 1990s while working as a school teacher. He had been playing guitar since childhood and taught himself how to play bass guitar. His first album, titled Dr., was released in 1993. He followed it up with another self-titled effort in 1995. After releasing three albums, Shropshire took a break from making music. He returned to songwriting in 1999, releasing a single called “I’m Not Alone.” He continued to write songs and release singles over the next few years.

In 2003, Shropshire released his fourth full-length album, titled One Day I’ll Fly Away. In 2004, he released his fifth studio album, titled A Little Bit Of Everything. This album included the hit single “The Way You Love Me,” which peaked at number one on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.

In 2005, Shropshire signed with Universal Music Group. Following the signing, he released his sixth studio album, titled Live From Here. The album debuted at number one on Billboard magazine’s Top Heatseekers Albums chart. It eventually went platinum in Canada and gold in Australia. The lead single, “Ain’t Gonna Let Go,” became a major success, reaching number one on Billboard’s Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.

After touring across North America, Shropshire moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he wrote songs for other artists. In 2007, he released his seventh studio album, titled Something Special. The album reached the top 10 on Billboards Top 200 Albums chart. The lead single, titled “Something Like Me,” reached number one on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart.

His eighth studio album, titled All My Life, was released in 2008. The album reached number four on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart. The album’s lead single, “All My Life”, reached number five on Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs chart.

Shropshire released his ninth studio album, titled Just Between Us, in 2011. The album reached number six on Billboard’s Top Independent Chart. The album’s lead singles include “Just Between Us” and “My Kinda Woman”.

In 2013, Shropshire announced that he was retiring from performing live due to health issues. As of 2017, he continues to record and perform, including a performance on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”


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