My Nephew Presents…

A video!

For your viewing pleasure is a Christmas video by my nephew, Aidan. It celebrates our recent discovery of an amazing/ridiculous Christmas song from 1960 titled “Dominick the Donkey”

Show some love to both my nephew and the donkey, but, please, if you have any sort of criminal record, don’t come within 10 feet of either of them.


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65 thoughts on “My Nephew Presents…

  1. Makes me proud to be Italian – I think.

  2. So cute! I hope that’s not donkey lasagna.

  3. Now I’m hungry.

  4. That’s a real song!? Haha. Great work on the video!

  5. That’s one crazy video. Your nephew and my son would get along swimmingly. Happy Holidays Calahan. Hope Santa brings you everything on your wish list!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Stacie. I hope Santa brings you far less coal than you’ve received the past few years. (Is it me or does Santa have some persona vendetta against you? What a dick!)

      • I think it’s Santa. He always manages to conjure up a record- breaking storm when I have my annual mother-daughter Christmas tea which is doubly shitty.=p

  6. I laughed all the way through this. *Slow clap. I LOVE this song!

    …I see the creative gene has been passed on, Sir Calahan. This is good news. \m/

  7. Funny, MY nephew, Dominic, also likes this song.

    • Question: is that Elton John who keeps appearing with the gray hair and glasses? I will definitely share this with my Dominic. My favorite part may be when the reindeer falls over, but the whole thing is great. I always thought it was so annoying the way he pronounces “made in Brooklyn”. Broccoli would sound better.

      • I am waiting to find out if the broccoli bit was on purpose or just what my nephew thought he heard. I hear the word ‘broccoli’ also, so it works, either way.

        • Aidan

          Hi, this is Aidan…..yes, the broccoli was a sounds better right? And Stormtroopers should ALWAYS make a random appearance I think! Thanks everyone! Aidan, age 11

          • Hey Aidan!
            You’re right, broccoli sounds way better. I’m sure broccoli also tastes much better than Brooklyn, but that’s really just me making assumptions. For all I know, Brooklyn tastes like a mix of peppermint and kitten snuggles.

  8. This has replaced “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” as my favorite novelty Christmas song. Fantastic video.

    • Isn’t it the best/weirdest song? We heard it while driving through a town’s festival of lights and had to track it down.

    • Aidan

      Thank you!, with all due respect to dear Grandma…RIP ……. Aidan

  9. Das-a nice-a stormtrooper!

  10. i’ve enjoyed that song for years, but only because i’m an old bastard. nice job kid.

  11. So much for eating at Olive Garden tonight… or getting that song out of my head… (Eee-ahhh Eee-ahhh)… or ever getting a pet donkey. But there’s no denying, your nephew is a genius.

  12. I’m another of your more fossilized followers who remembers that song from back in the day. Aiden, great work! I thought the location shots were very inspired. Maybe you can take on another video next year. Have you ever heard “Purple People Eater”?

  13. Le Clown

    Mike’s nephew,
    Love that you hired LEGO C-3PO to play your uncle.
    Subtle, but I did notice.
    Le Clown

  14. That was very cool. I’m always amazed by these stop motion videos. I don’t think I’d have the patience to create one. Gotta love stormtroopers! Also, I want a lasagna now.

    Little note to Aidan: Keep on creating!! This was so fun to watch!

    • Aidan

      Thank you! …I’m a movie making machine….., well, I aspire to be someday……Aidan

      • You’re most welcome, Aidan! If it’s something you want to do, then go for it!🙂

        Now if you’d excuse me, I have to find some lasagna….


  15. Songs about donkeys, lego-mation, paint shop photo shop – it really doesn’t get any better! LOVED IT!

  16. This song is so weird I kind of love it – but I’m not sure. Thank you for the introduction. And a hearty “well done!” to your nephew.

  17. I can’t believe I missed this little bit of awesome. Better late than never.

    Dilemma–while I do have something of a record, I’m great with kids.

  18. Now that’s cute! How nice of his uncle to post it for him. I hope Tonka paid for their spot!

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