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Rank this week: 33 (↑17)
Duration: 3:17 
Release Date: 1992  (Hollytones) 
Lyrics By: Brian Curtin, Floyd Elliot, John Wheeler (Hollytones) 
Music By: Brian Curtin, Floyd Elliot, John Wheeler (Hollytones) 
Produced By: Brian Curtin (Hollytones) 
Released By: Eaglestone Music/Rhino (Hollytones) 
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Reviews:

“I thought Gridlock Christmas was one of the best Christmas items we received this past holiday season!”
 - Dr. Demento (American Radio Personality)

“For trenchant comment, few Christmas novelties can top “Christmas Is Coming Twice This Year” by the Hollytones.”
- Steven Otfinoski, author, The Golden Age of Novelty Songs

“It takes real musical talent to spoof real musical talent. The Hollytones-a trio of veteran Orange County musicians, plus a large guest cast-pull it off on this charming, well-wrought and impressively varied collection. The album's 14 original Christmas songs work on two levels. There's pop-parody as the Hollytones send up or pay homage to a wide array of styles: Elvis Presley and Ray Charles, vaudevillian crooning and Merle Haggard-style working-man's honky-tonk blues, Beach Boys lofty harmonizing, psychedelic rock and even New Age music. And there are playful, occasionally pointed observations in Yule-related lyrics and skits that range from the gently barbed to the sweetly sentimental.”
-Mike Boehm (The Los Angeles Times)

“Orange County's own Hollytones have hit No. 1 on Dr. Demento's Funny Five with their skewed look at divorce during the holidays, Christmas Is Coming Twice This Year.”
 -Mark Brown (Orange County Register)

- Hollytones
Facts:
  • The Hollytones are Brian Curtin, Floyd Elliot and John Wheeler. They are currently working on their next collection of inspired lunacy,  “Holiday Fever”. (Hollytones)
  • The Gridlock Christmas CD had a limited release in 1992. After many requests, the Hollytones decided to re-release the complete CD in 2007. 
    (Hollytones)

  • “Gridlock Christmas” and “Christmas is coming Twice This Year” were included on Dr. Demento's “Christmas in Dementia” CD on the Rhino Label in 1995. Since then, these two songs have received steady rotation on numerous broadcast, internet and satellite radio stations. (Hollytones)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Mommy, I’d like a new dolly for Christmas,
    And some pretty little ribbons for my hair,
    A bunch of new clothes and those sneakers with the pump,
    I could use at least a couple more pair,

    That game with Turbo Graphics, I can’t remember the name,
    But you se it all the time on TV,
    It’s only two hundred dollars and my old game is boring,
    Can’t you afford to take care of me?

    My TV’s too small - it doesn’t even have a remote,
    And I want my own VCR too,
    When we go to Dad’s, he gets us anything we want,
    Are you going to let him do that to you?

    Christmas is coming twice this year,
    Once with Mommy, then again with Dad,
    They feel real crummy ‘cause they split up,
    I’ll get more presents than I’ve ever had,
    Grandparents falling all over themselves,
    To get me something really rad,
    Christmas is coming twice this year,
    And all I’ve got to do is try and look sad,

    Dad, what I want for Christmas is a new pocketknife,
    And a book on how to tie knots
    A bunch of comics and some of those magazines,
    Just like my friend Tommy has got

    A sling shot or a 22, no, what I need is an AK-47
    With a night scope and a bayonet,
    Nun-chucks, grenades, a bazooka, a flame-thrower and a tank
    And a bunch of stuff I haven’t even thought of yet

    All Mon’s gonna get me is a stupid new computer,
    She says that violent stuff warps my head,
    She never lets us watch any slasher movies, like you do Dad,
    You know, sometimes I wish she were dead!

    Christmas is coming twice this year,
    Once with Mommy, then again with Dad,
    They feel real crummy ‘cause they split up,
    I’ll get more presents than I’ve ever had,
    Grandparents falling all over themselves,
    To get me something really rad,
    Christmas is coming twice this year,
    And all I’ve got to do is try and look sad,

    © 1992 Eaglestone Music

    (Hollytones)
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