A more traditional version of the song from Ernie Ford can be heard here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpinzLXXp14

Today’s charity is Samaritan’s Purse (http://www.samaritanspurse.uk.com/)
Samaritan’s Purse operates one of the most accessible projects I’ve ever known. Each year it runs ‘Operation Christmas Child’ to support thousands of children. Last year alone it had the joy of sending nearly 1.12 million shoeboxes full of toys and gifts to children living in parts of Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. The beauty of this project is that each family can contribute something and it also teaches us how to give at Christmas time. The charity Samaritan’s Purse is involved in much more, however. It runs water and sanitation programmes in Ethiopia, Liberia, Niger, Mozambique and Uganda, providing clean water, sanitation and health and hygiene education to millions of people, thus reducing disease and death in these areas.