Remember the song, All I want for Christmas is a Hippopotamus? According to Wikipedia and a Google search (Momma helped me find this), kids may have helped raise money for the hippopotamus”us” before the Oklahoma City Zoo had one. Because Gayla Peevey sang All I want for Christmas is a Hippopotamus, the children sent money to Gayla Peevey. The Oklahoma City Zoo got the Hippopotamus”us” named Matilda in 1953.
Gayla Peevey sang the song when she was 10. She gave the hippopotamus”us” to the zoo because they did not have one.
This is one of my favorite songs for Christmas. The Grinch, Away in the Manger, and Silent Night are just a few of my favorites.
What are your favorites?