Flappie is a Dutch dark humor Christmas song by cabaret artist Youp van 't Hek, well known in the Netherlands. Van 't Hek initially wrote the song in 1977 for his sister who was in the student cabaret. The song became such a success that he also included it in his own repertoire. He then asked pianist Jan Kokke to write a new melody for it. The Van 't Hek song was released as a single by Philips in 1985.
Every year the song can be heard on the radio and the like around Christmas time.
Several years ago I alerted my father to the song and he immediately thought it was hilarious. Shortly afterwards my mother came to me and asked what I had let my father listen to. Apparently the two of them had been in the car when the song hit the radio. My father immediately turned up the radio and told my mother to be quiet (and listen).
This week it became known that American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer Todd Harry Rundgren made an English cover of the song. Almost a literal translation of the original song, even preserving the dark humour.
The Todd Rundgren cover:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCfcpsIssNE