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A Macarena Christmas

 By Paul Rudoff on Dec. 25, 2010 at 12:00 PM , Categories: Miscellaneous , Tags:
Unusual Holiday Songs

This year's song of choice is one that I never even knew existed until I found the four-track CD single at a church's White Elephant Sale back in July 2009. You all know the original Bayside Boys remix, as much as I'm sure you'd like to forget it, and that stupid dance - which the people in the Snuggie commercial are trying to bring back even though some of them weren't even born when it was popular. (The Snuggie and the Macarena - when one piece of crappiness isn't crappy enough.) Well, now here's the official mashed-up Christmas version of it. Ladies and Gentleman, cover your ears, for I now unleash the horror that is Los Del Rio's Macarena Christmas (1996).


Macarena Christmas (Joy Mix)

Macarena Christmas (Joy Mix Club Version)

And, yes, there's even a music video for the song...

View on YouTube

And while I'm on the subject of the Macarena... Way back in 1996, Rhode Island Soft Systems, Inc. created the "Hey, Macaroni!" screen saver, which featured a group of anthropomorphic macaroni noodles doing the Macarena while a song parody played in the background. It was a HUGE internet sensation, winning all kinds of awards. You wanna know why I bring it up? Because the damn song has been stuck in my head these past 14 years and I wanna get it out!!!

Play Hey Macaroni
My name is Mary-Anna, I'm an elbow macaroni.
People say I'm better than a bowl of fried bologna.
They all want me.
I'm so tasty.
So they boil, strain and eat me.

Rigatoni, Fettuccine, Ziti or Spaghetti,
Ravioli, Manicotti, Shells or Tortellini,
Macaroni is the best when it's cooked aldente'.
Hey, Macaroni!

Some people like to eat me with a chicken parmigiana.
Others think I look just like a regular banana.
So many,
That deserve me,
Even lightly ran and cheesy.

Rigatoni, Fettuccine, Ziti or Spaghetti,
Ravioli, Manicotti, Shells or Tortellini,
Macaroni is the best when it's cooked aldente'.
Hey, Macaroni!

Hey, Macaroni!
Hey, Macaroni!
Hey, Macaroni!

Thanks to the Internet Archive, you can visit the original June 1997 homepage for the "Hey, Macaroni!" screen saver (ignore the "550 No such directory" alert box that pops up when the first page loads), or the May 2001 revamped homepage. The original 16-bit 950 Kb .wav of the song is still available (I used it to make the MP3 that plays below the dancing macaroni above), and so is the original 1.1 Mb free version of the screen saver (features the short version of the song which excludes the last two sets of lyrics listed above). Easter Egg: In the Chooser program, make sure "Hey Macaroni" is selected, click Setup, then About, and click on the noodle part of the occassionally-blinking macaroni to play a snippet of the song.

For the complete list of Spook Central's holiday song posts from years past, click here. Thanks to Matthew Jordan for making the "Unusual Holiday Songs" title banner that appears at the top of this post.

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