Song of the Day: "I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas"

Quirky songstress Anya Marina puts her own spin on the classic “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.” Originally performed by then-child star Gayla Peevey in 1953, the playful song is sure to bring a spark to the holiday season.

Listen to Marina’s cover of the tune here and read my interview from SXSW where she spoke candidly about being told she’d never make a career singing, recording shirtless and having a breaking feature in Rolling Stone here.

Be sure to check out her forthcoming album, Felony Flats, due out February 14 on Chop Shop/Atlantic Records.