Drunk Daddies and Penguin Spies: The 10 Most Bizarre Country Christmas Songs

From the head-scratching to the just plain bad, these are the low points in country holiday music

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2. Elmo and Patsy, "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer"

We're pretty sure this one is on the Grinch's iPod playlist. Recorded in 1979 by a Bay Area veterinarian named Elmo Shropshire and his first wife, Patsy, "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" was a regional hit until the early Eighties, when the song's music video — which Shropshire financed himself — became a hit on MTV. One year later, he signed a distribution deal with Epic Records, a move that helped "Grandma Got Over By a Reindeer" outsell Michael Jackson's Thriller during the 1984 holiday season. Oh, the humanity. 

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