Critter Christmas! Forget Lipstick on a Pig!
December 9, 2008 9:46 PM   Subscribe

Move over Alvin & the Chipmunks. The BBC has "been out talking to animals all over the UK to discover exactly what they'd like for Christmas...find out what they had to say here!"

Do One Thing For Nature On The 12 Days Of Christmas
"If you're feeling inspired to look after the wildlife in your backyard, check out our 'Do One Thing' guide below. Just ONE could make all the difference. And then maybe ONE moreā€¦if you feel like it!"
posted by ericb (10 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
That was the creepiest/most amazing video I've ever seen.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 9:59 PM on December 9, 2008

I couldn't watch it ... the creepy extra mouths freak me out too much.
posted by aeschenkarnos at 10:41 PM on December 9, 2008

Back up, back up, BACK UP.

I have not heard this tune in several years, not since the local "easy listening" station that played Christmas song and they haven't played it since they got bought out by Clear Channel. It's a song by some German oompa type band that goes "Wish I Was Home for Christmas" and something about the cavalry. I remember the DJ actually said who it's by and the title, and remember telling listeners that the only real way to get the song was to tape it off the radio (mind you, this was before file sharing was really big).

Does anyone here know who's it by and what the song is called?
posted by champthom at 12:41 AM on December 10, 2008

champthom, I think you're thinking of "Driving home for Christmas" by Chris Rea
posted by warpy at 1:06 AM on December 10, 2008

hah, never mind how wrong that was, I didn't watch the video. It's "stop the cavalry" by jona lewie
posted by warpy at 1:13 AM on December 10, 2008

warpy: that's close but the song I heard had an actual German band singing it from the 50s or so. But it's better than nothing though.
posted by champthom at 2:37 AM on December 10, 2008

Ah, I found it! Finally! It is "Stop the Calvary" by Jona Lewie, but sung by Welsh (not German) singers in 1981 (and not the 50s) and it's here. Thanks!
posted by champthom at 2:46 AM on December 10, 2008

The singing bee larvae have potential.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:48 AM on December 10, 2008

Wait... birds don't have teeth! Insects can't play brass instruments? What is this you're trying to pull here? I call shenanigans!
posted by not_on_display at 8:51 AM on December 10, 2008

it's the bastard child of Creature Comforts and spongemonkeys.
posted by liza at 12:58 PM on December 10, 2008

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