‘Grandma’ and ‘reindeer’ star in music video by American Fork police

AMERICAN FORK, Utah, Dec. 25, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Now that Christmas Eve 2021 has come and gone without any Utah reports of reindeer attacks, we feel safe in sharing a cautionary holiday video posted by the American Fork Police Department.

The video depicts a woman described as “Grandma,” and her tragic demise at the hooves of Santa’s sleigh crew.

It’s set to the tune of Elmo & Patsy‘s 1979 pop song, “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” but the soundtrack may be the only thing authentic about it.

For example, the actor portraying Rudolph looks suspiciously like a police K9 with fake antlers on its head and a small red sphere attached to its muzzled snout.

Grandma gets run over not while walking home, but while in a police meeting room by the alleged “reindeer.”

And that eggnog-swilling Grandma, if she wanted to, could pass for a bearded American Fork Police officer wearing a gray wig with random curlers, who appears to be wearing a cardigan with the initials of the AFPD.

We suppose we can forgive the crazily coiffed “Grandpa” for drinking a non-alcoholic (root) beer to ease his grief.

But even in a  somewhat staged and fictionalized version of the dramatic song, should the paramedics really be giggling?

Directing and casting questions aside, it’s a fun video.

To see the whole thing, click here.


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