How do I get permission to use "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" in a project?

If you are planning to use the actual recording of Gayla Peevey you need to contact SONY MUSIC COMMERCIAL MUSIC GROUP, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT who license the use of the recording.

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If you simply plan to use the song you need to get permission from the publisher, EDWIN H. MORRIS AND COMPANY, a division of MPL MUSIC PUBLISHING, INC.


Where can I purchase a CD of Gayla Peevey's recording of "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas"?

Right now the recording is only available for download on iTunes. Go to music and type Gayla Peevey in the search box. It is on the DR. DEMENTO PRESENTS THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS NOVELTY CD OF ALL TIME album which is sometimes in stores during the holidays, and available on 


Can I get a signed photo of Gayla?

Yes. Click on the CONTACT button and send an email with your request. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

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