Going Nuts At Christmas

Sometimes, Christmas music gets on people’s nerves. I remember going shopping many years ago at a department store with my father at Christmastime. We were riding down the escalator. He turned to me and said, “If I hear that damned Jingle Bells one more time, I’m gonna go nuts!”

Well here’s the story of a man who just goes nuts at Christmas:

Thanks to althazarr for the You Tube

That was Yogi Yorgesson with I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas. By the way, I’m half of Swedish descent and that accent which lives on somewhat in the Minnesota and Wisconsin accents was very much how my Grandparents generation actually spoke English. Yogi Yorgesson was a mid 20th Century comedian whose real name was Harry Stewart. He was of Scandinavian descent but was orphaned as a child and raised by Anglo foster parents. He worked different jobs in entertainment, but it was his Swedish accent records that launched his career. His social commentary on Family and Christmas were also funny. Unfortunately, Stewart died in a car crash just as his career was taking off.  Fats and Art will get the weekend off for Christmas.  They’ll be next weekend at different times and the following weekend in their usual spots.

I am dedicating this record to the memory of my Uncle, Edward Knut Gabrielson on his birthday. This record was one of his favorites.

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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