Every year around the holidays I hear all of the classic Christmas songs, and plenty of obscure tunes that I had forgotten about.
But one that I almost never hear – and never even hear mentioned – is Jeff Foxworthy‘s “Redneck 12 Days of Christmas.”
I mean, there’s probably a reason for that: It’s not exactly a classic, and it probably didn’t age quite as well as Joe Diffie’s “Leroy the Redneck Reindeer.”
But when I was a kid, I couldn’t stop listening to the “You might be a redneck” comedian’s take on “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”
Written by Foxworthy and fellow comedian Tim Wilson and released on his 1996 Crank It Up: The Music Album, the song finds Foxworthy recounting all of the “redneck” gifts he received for Christmas, like:
“Twelve pack of Bud Eleven wrasslin’ tickets Ten a Copenhagen Nine years probation Eight table dancers Seven packs of Red Man Six cans of Spam Five flannel shirts Four big mud tires Three shotgun shells Two huntin’ dogs And some parts to a Mustang GT”
I mean, those wouldn’t be the worst Christmas gifts I’ve ever gotten…
Ultimately it seems that Foxworthy’s foray into Christmas music goes largely forgotten this time of year.
But I think it’s time we bring this one back. Because anything beats that damn “Christmas Shoes” song. Or God forbid, Florida Georgia Line’s attempt at a Christmas song with “Lit This Year.”