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Gayla Peevey Of 'I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas' Fame Was Only 10 Years Old
“I want a hippopotamus for Christmas, only a hippopotamus will do,” those strange lyrics sung by a cute 10-year-old girl have been stuck in our heads since 1953 when Gayla Peevey implored her parents for an offbeat Christmas wish. Even though the track was a clear novelty song destined for the back half of a thousand Christmas compilations it managed to be a hit.