'The Night Santa Went Crazy'
From “Weird Al” Yankovic’s 1996 album “Bad Hair Day,” this darkly comical tune is also a cautionary tale about alcohol abuse. A drunken Santa goes on a rampage, destroying much of the North Pole and annihilating most of his elves and reindeer. After he is apprehended, the surviving elves find employment at the postal service, while Mrs. Claus is “on the phone every night with her lawyer negotiating the movie rights.” For reasons unknown, Yankovic later found it necessary to record an “extra gory” version in which Santa is killed. —Jeff Royer
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