Grandma got run over by a reindeer is one of those stupid songs that always makes me smile. This is the Irish Rovers’ official version. There are animated versions, and there are American versions, but somehow the whole situation feels more ‘real’ set in the British Isles. It is, I think, a peculiarly British and Irish sense of humour that tells a story of death at Christmas with a straight face or voice and expects the listener to laugh.
The model ‘reindeer’ is one I photographed a few years ago in the Manchester Christmas market. It was animated but at the time I didn’t have a smartphone so I didn’t get a vid of it. It only nodded and made a lowing sound.