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Songwriter responds to FOX 17’s version of ‘Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer’

Posted at 9:30 AM, Dec 22, 2017

We learned a few things after posting our parody news of the song Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.

First, a lot of you still like the song, which was recorded by Elmo & Patsy in 1979. In just over 48 hours since posting it on Facebook, it has nearly 300,000 views and over 3,700 shares.

Second, the writer of the song, Randy Brooks, still loves the song and posted his appreciation of the FOX 17 effort.

Brooks lives in Dallas and says that a friend in Grand Rapids forwarded him the FOX 17 video. We talked with Brooks via Skype and learned some more about the song's origin.