Saturday, December 19, 2015

Saturday 9: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (1979)

Every Saturday I take time off from written on serious topics to have some fun…
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) According to a marketing research firm, this song is both one of the most played and most hated songs of the season. Do you like it?
I don’t hate it and I figure you have to listen to it at least once a season.

2) In this song, Grandma's troubles start when she drinks too much eggnog. Do you like eggnog?
I like eggnog but it doesn’t like me, way too many carbs (34g) for me. Just one glass would be enough carbs for a meal.

3)  In the song, Grandpa recovers from losing Grandma by drinking beer and playing cards with Cousin Mel. Will you be celebrating the holidays with cousins?
No, I might be celebrating with my brother’s family, but I haven’t decided yet if I want to drive down to New Jersey.

4) When did you most recently drink a beer? Was it in a bottle, a can or a glass?
Bottle, Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat

5) The lyrics refer to "pudding of fig." In "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," the carolers demand figgy pudding. Yet despite its popularity in holiday songs, Sam has never tasted fig pudding. Have you?
Nope, never trying it.

6) Thinking of holiday sweets, would you prefer a gingerbread cookie or slice of pumpkin pie? 
Well once again there are way too many carbs but I hate pumpkin pie so I would have to go with a gingerbread cookie.

7) This song was recorded by a duo named Elmo & Patsy. It occurs to Sam that she has never met anyone named Elmo. How about you? Any Elmos in your life?
Yes, in high school (but that wasn't his real name).

8) Do you need snow to get "into the spirit?"
Nothing will get me “into the spirit” Bah Humbug!

9) Random question: Are you going to get/have you gotten a flu shot this year?
Yes I did and I have for about twenty years.


  1. I saw you mentioned on Kwiz' board recently that you thought Dunkin' was an Eastern/Mid Atlantic kinda thing and that's not true. They're all over here in Chicagoland. HOWEVER, Sam Adams? Seldom on tap here and not every bar carries it. Yet when I've visited Philly and Boston, it's as common as PBR and Bud is here.

  2. Sam Adams brews a fine beer!

  3. It is a very fine beer indeed. DH loves the stuff.
    I'm pretty Bah Humbug this year to. We should get together for a beer. Wish I could drink the real stuff still. lol

  4. I'm not exacty Bah Humbug, I'm more Ho-Hum this year.

  5. I usually buy a small carton of light eggnog during the season and toss most of it, as I am the only one who likes it.

  6. Bah Humbug is right. So many of my relatives and friends have worked so hard to suck the life right out of the holiday, I finally gave up and let them have their way. Scrooged!

  7. There are a lot of carbs in Egg Nog despite being egg filled.
    Enjoy your holiday!