Written by Randy Brooks, the song was originally performed by the husband-and-wife duo of Elmo and Patsy Trigg Shropshire in In the lyrics, a grandmother is celebrating at a Christmas Eve party with her family when, while off her medication and drunk on spiked eggnog , she staggers outside into a snowstorm against the pleas of everyone in the room. She is found the next day, trampled; Santa Claus and his reindeer are determined to be the culprits when "incriminating Claus marks" are found on Grandma's back. The second and third verses describe the Christmas gathering where "all the family's dressed in black" to mourn her death and wonders if all the Christmas gifts they bought for her should be returned the consensus is a firm yes. Christmas dinner otherwise goes on as normal, with a centerpiece of roast goose , figgy pudding for dessert, and "blue and silver candles" to match Grandma's hairpiece; the newly widowed Grandpa seems completely unfazed by his wife's demise and spends the holiday " watching football , drinking beer and playing cards with Cousin Mel" who, while not stated as such in the lyrics, is an attractive and much younger woman in the music video and animated film. The upshot is a warning to the listeners to beware, because "a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves" should never receive a driver's license. In the music video, in which Elmo plays both Grandma and Grandpa while Patsy plays Cousin Mel, Grandma survives the attack and makes a triumphant return through the chimney.
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Prod 65 Warning required. This is an excellent movie for the kids. My 2 kids are 8 and 5, they absolutely love this movie. The while family can sit down and watch it together, and we do every Christmas. Atleast 20 times.
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The special was first released on home video in October, and then aired on The WB network on December 21st, The special begins by introducing Jake Spankenheimer and his family, most notably his grandmother, who owns a small general store in the town of Cityville. The store happens to be the only piece of property not owned by Austin Bucks, the wealthiest man in town, whose CEO corporation specializes in making Christmas easier and less involved for the town's busy residents. Grandma tells Austin that his method of trying to make Christmas easier is not really for the best and refuses to sell the store.