Saturday, December 15, 2018

"Merry Christmas In The NFL" - A Lost Christmas Classic

When I was back at my childhood home over Thanksgiving, I came across a few cassette tapes I had made as a kid where I had recorded songs off the radio from the late 70's and early 80's.    

As I was playing back the tapes, one of the songs I had recorded was a Christmas song I hadn't heard in probably over 35 years. 

The song is "Merry Christmas in the NFL", which was released in 1980.  It was recorded by Jerry Buckner and Gary Garcia, who would have a hit a couple of years later with  "Pac-Man Fever".

The song is a parody of the poem The Night Before Christmas, but instead of Santa, it is Howard Cosell who comes bearing gifts. Instead of calling out the names of Santa's reindeer, he calls out NFL cities.  He brings a helmet, autographed pictures of cheerleaders, and highlight videos on Betamax!

If you'd like to take a listen, here is the lost Christmas classic:

Merry Christmas!