‘I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas‘
On paper, this novelty song – a lament about the hustle and bustle of the holiday season as sung by a Scandinavian swami – is too bizarre to work. “Oh, I yust go nuts at Christmas. Shopping sure drives me berserk. On the day before I rush in a store like a per bewildered yerk.” Regardless, the song became Harry Stewart’s biggest hit as his comical counterpart Yogi Yorgesson, selling more than a million copies since its release in 1949 and trumping its own A-side, “Yingle Bells.” —Jeff Royer
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