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VIDEO: ‘Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer’ Turns 30

The beloved/despised holiday novelty tune has been around for three decades now

With Christmas just hours away, now seems the right time to take note of a very important anniversary.

"Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" turns 30 this year.

Yup, it’s been three decades since the vocal stylings of Elmo Shropshire and then-wife Patsy have been annoying…er, entertaining us with their classic tale of a drunk grandmother who gets killed by one, Kris Kringle.

In addition to selling hundreds of thousands of singles, "Grandma" even inspired an animated kiddie special (Grandma gets run over but doesn’t die, thank goodness).

The "Grandma" milestone was enough to warrant a recent segment on ABC’s "Good Morning America," which you can watch here. Or, check out the original video for the song below.