Hearing Christmas songs in every corner is one way to find out that it’s the holiday season. And each year, many artists come out with Christmas songs and albums (Michael Buble, we’re looking at you). However, the Christmas songs from the good old days still have a different ring to it.

One of those forever green songs that comes to mind is “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” by Gayla Peevey. Gayla was 10-years-old when she sang the song. It was from the special holiday album “This Is Christmas,” and written by the late Michael Jackson.

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The video, however, has two different versions of the very song. The first part is the original recording of the 1953 classic. Peevey is still a child in the video, and it is a black and white version.

However, the second part of the video shows Gayla 60 years later. The video is recently taken where she is 73 years old. And even after 60 years, the former child star knows every word to her famous song.

WATCH the video below.

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