What is Funny About “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”?
December 14, 2007
I don’t think it is funny. If you think it is funny or the song cute or the tune catchy, try replacing grandma with grandpa and see if it is still funny. Poor grandpa, all alone on Christmas Eve eating beans out of a can, homeless because he could no longer bear the excessive nagging and griping that grandma threw his way, abandoned by his adult children who have grown too busy to visit, or lives as an angry and bitter old man just waiting for some boy to come into to his life and show him what it feels like to live again (I think this happened in Home Alone, then they tried to be “fair” by the third one and reach out to the old lady. I don’t recall the storyline in the second one). Oh no, if grandpa got run over by a reindeer it would most certainly not be funny. However, old grandma, granny, the old battleaxe, the hag, the blue haired meanie is open game.How droll.