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Also known as "Dominick the Donkey (The Italian Christmas Donkey)," this Lou Monte tune is one of the silliest Christmas songs, ranking only above the "classic" Grandma got run over by a reindeer. It seems to only have been recently (in the last five years) regained popularity, and it is not uncommon to hear it on the radio pretty frequently around the holiday season. It even made it onto the second Mob Hits album. Those funny Italians :).

Seems Santa needs some help in Italy, because the reindeer seem to have trouble in the mountains. In steps our paison, Dom. Signore Monte tells us about it in this bassoon and jingle bell-laden tarantella.

Hey! Chingedy ching
(hee-haw, hee-haw) 
It's Dominick the donkey. 
Chingedy ching, 
(hee-haw, hee-haw) 
The Italian Christmas donkey
(la la la-la la-la la la la la
(la la la-la la-la la-ee-oh-da) 

Santa's got a little friend, 
His name is Dominick. 
The cutest little donkey
You never see him kick
When Santa visits his paisons
With Dominick he'll be. 
Because the reindeer can not, 
Climb the hills of Italy

Hey! Chingedy ching, 
(hee-haw, hee-haw) 
It's Dominick the donkey. 
Chingedy ching, 
(hee-haw, hee-haw) 
The Italian Christmas donkey. 
(la la la-la la-la la la la la) 
(la la la-la la-la la-ee-oh-da) 

Jingle bells around his feet, 
And presents on the sled
Hey! Look at the mayor's derby
On top of Dominick's head. 
A pair of shoes for Louie
And a dress for Josephine
The labels on the inside says, 
They're made in Brook-a-leen

Hey! Chingedy ching, 
(hee-haw, hee-haw) 
It's Dominick the donkey. 
Chingedy ching, 
(hee-haw, hee-haw) 
The Italian Christmas donkey. 
(la la la-la la-la la la la la) 
(la la la-la la-la la-ee-oh-da) 

Children sing, and clap their hands, 
And Dominick starts to dance. 
They talk Italian to him, 
And he even understands

Cumpare sing, 
Cumpare su, 
They dance 'sta tarantel
When Santo Nicola comes to town, 
And brings du ciuccianello

Hey! Chingedy ching, 
(hee-haw, hee-haw) 
It's Dominick the donkey. 
Chingedy ching, 
(hee-haw, hee-haw) 
The Italian Christmas donkey. 
(la la la-la la-la la la la la) 
(la la la-la la-la la-ee-oh-da) 

Hey! Dominick! Buon Natale
(hee-haw, hee-haw) 
(hee-haw, hee-haw) 
(hee-haw, hee-haw) 
(hee-haw, hee-haw) 
(hee-haw, hee-haw) 
(hee-haw, hee-haw) 

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