Seymour Swine And The Squealers – Blue Christmas

Thank you for reading my second post of the day…but you might regret it. My wife absolutely hates this song with an undying passion. She said it ruins her favorite Elvis Presley Christmas song. With that in mind, I keep it in heavy rotation at Christmas!!!! Just to see her face light up! WARNING…once you hear this…you cannot un-hear it. I haven’t heard Elvis’s version of Blue Christmas the same again since I heard this.

“Seymour Swine” is voice actor Denny Brownlee. He recorded this parody in 1985 for the John Boy and Billy radio show. Brownlee channels his inner Porky Pig by singing Blue Christmas sticking to the Elvis version. I was starting my work career at the time mixed in with college and I remember this taking off. I’ve heard it every year since then. I have to say…the kazoo in the middle was a nice touch.

The song Blue Christmas was written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson… but I bet they didn’t count on this cover. There have been many who have covered this song…such as Ringo Starr, Celine Dion, The Beach Boys, Sheryl Crow, Smash Mouth, Brooks and Dunn, Vince Gill, Face to Face, Bette Midler, Harry Connick Jr., Shakin’ Stevens, Bill Haley, and the Comets, Eilert Pilarm, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Misfits, Freddy Fender, Collective Soul, and many more.

This version is either loved or hated it seems. It can make you laugh and get on people’s nerves at the same time…win win! Merry Christmas!

Blue Christmas

I’ll have a blue Christmas
Without you
I’ll be so blue just thinkin’
About you
Decorations of red
On a green Christmas tree
Won’t be the same, dear
If you’re not here with me

And when those blue snowflakes
Start fallin’
That’s when those blue mem’ries
Start callin’
You’ll be doin’ all right
With your Christmas of white
But I’ll have a blue
Blue
Blue
Blue Christmas

Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

31 thoughts on “Seymour Swine And The Squealers – Blue Christmas”

      1. It’s classic! I rerun many of my Christmas posts…but this one is new. I can’t believe I’ve never covered it.

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  1. Oh yeah, I have heard that now and then through the years though I never knew who did it… I actually thought it might be morning show DJs from the radio station fooling around. Still, it sticks in your mind… would be worth having the single just for that label with the pigs alone!

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    1. “John Boy” Isley is from my home county, here in NC…graduated from Graham HS, in our county’s “seat.” He is nearly ten years older than I am. His first radio gig was our hometown station WBAG. I remember getting ready for school and John…calling himself John Van Pelt back then…was the morning DJ. He played a tape every morning (weekdays) that sounded like a drill sergeant…”Move your butts out of that bed!” The opening to his morning show was “He eats super soup, he uses super soap, he’s…John Van Pelt!” My paternal uncle knows him, personally.

      Billy is from Gastonia, NC.

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      1. Oh I didn’t know that. I listened to them in the 90s and Bob and Tom… they are still going I believe although something is wrong with John Boy I think…I read that when I linked to the site.

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      1. That is a beautifully bad sabotaging of ‘but seriously, folks…’ Elvis at his most sad and sentimental faux tremble-to-the-voice Vegas period. For that reason alone it is a wi-a wi-a wi-a wi-winner.

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  2. Funniest part of this song is the person laughing in the background.

    I was at a dinner club once for their Christmas show, and one of the funniest things I heard was a guy singing “O Christmas Tree” as Elmer Fudd.

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