Remember "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth"? How about "Santa Baby" where Ertha Kitt belts out a list that would make retailers' little hearts beat faster? Those and other I-want Christmas songs have been replaced on my favorites list by "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas." Perhaps it's the grandma in me but every time I hear that song I think of my grandkids--especially a couple who would probably see no problem in asking Santa for a real hippo.
Now, how to turn the topic of the week into a Crafty Saturday? Easy. Get those kids to make a recording or a video of them singing some of those clever kid songs. There are lots of ways to do it. Use one of the computer cameras and mics to record directly to a file on your computer. Digital cameras also include a video mode for making short videos. These can be downloaded to your computer and then linked together by using Windows Live Movie Maker or similar free software that often comes with your computer.
What grandparent wouldn't love getting a CD or DVD of her grandkids performing Christmas songs? It would certainly beat getting a hippopotamus for Christmas. I'll bet they eat as much as the kids did when they were teenagers.
Here's the recording if you'd like to listen: