This is not my first time expressing both my undying love for an tremendous confusion regarding the Disney Singalong Songs video The Twelve Days of Christmas, a staple of my childhood and possibly the reason my imagination is so… um… boundless.
But today I would like to discuss a bit of a sleeper from the tape which has been inexplicably stuck in my head the last couple days. Can I interest you in a trippy dancing fade-in Goofy asking Santa to bring him an elephant as a present? I THOUGHT SO.
Like, who art directed this thing? Did they do it in Powerpoint? Was Goofy freestyling or did a choreographer get involved? Is the elephant a metaphor for acid the entire time, hence the suspiciously Dumbo-esque lineup toward the end?
Additionally, does this video start with “… we phase in Santa Claus” as what happens on the ninth day? Because if so, that is also weird.
Not as weird as “Hip Hop Noel,” though. That really is the gold standard.
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