By now, you’re probably sick of all the holiday songs on the radio/in the stores/everywhere you turn. But can we suggest one minor Baltimore-themed tune to get you back in the spirit?
Yes, “Crabs for Christmas” by David DeBoy, the 1981 classic with the signature Bawlmer-accented “oohhhh, I want crabs for Christmas.” If you haven’t heard it recently — or ever — I recommend the video above, which is from the Maryland Public Access TV show “Crabs.” Amazingly enough, DeBoy managed to use his novelty song as a springboard to a career in media, which most recently resulted in appearances on “The Wire” and “Veep.”
For a little more local holiday magic, take five minutes to watch the video above, which features footage from the 1963 Christmas parade. Check out those foxy baton twirlers!
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