The kids from Mrs. Reilly's class at the All Saints Academy love the song  "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas".  Unfortunately, Santa is going to need a part time job, because that's not ALL these kids want!  Take a listen

What is very ironic about this song is that it was recorded THE YEAR I WAS BORN.  According to Wikipedia.org, Gayla Peevey was a child star who recorded this novelty song when she was 10 years old in ... well, I'm not going to tell you what year.  It was a big hit back then, but the first graders from All Saints Catholic Academy in Albany thought it should be updated a bit!  Here's their new remake!

mp3 version (right click and save it on your new iPods)

 Photos from this fun writing/ recording session follow\

Photo by Mrs. Reilly
photo by Mrs. Reilly
photo by Mrs. Reilly
photo by Mrs. Reilly

Special thanks to the kids, Mrs. Reilly and her mom for the photos!  This program is brought to you by a fantastic sponsor, by the way -- Hannaford Supermarkets.  It wouldn't be possible without their support over these many years!