Our old friend and contributing writer Bill Hudgins could give “Weird Al” Yankovic a run for his money when it comes to writing parody tunes. At least when it comes to putting a truck-centric spin on everyone’s favorite holiday songs with his (in)famous Cracked Carols.
We here at Land Line and OOIDA HQ have gotten such a kick out of Hudge’s jingles that they’re as much a part of our holiday tradition as eggnog or making Clark Griswold jokes at Mark Reddig’s expense. Over the years we’ve even recorded a few of them in our studio.
This year’s Cracked Carols feature a tune called “Yuletide Freight” to the tune of “The Holly and the Ivy.”
I am hauling Christmas presents and I hope I won't be late.
I am stacked on up to full cube, with this special Yuletide Freight.
On a sleigh with 18 wheels, as the Santa I do roam.
I just hope I'm done by Christmas and this truck will bring me home.
Listen for yourself here.
And just for fun, we dusted off a couple of our other favorites.