In 1944, Donald Gardner wrote a short little ditty for his second grade music class. According to Gardner, he asked the students what they wanted for Christmas, and as they answered, he noticed that many of the students were missing one or two of their front teeth. The resulting song almost instantly became a classic. All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth My two front teeth See, my two front teeth
Gee, if I could only have my two front teeth Then I could wish you Merry Christmas!
Of course, the song is most effective when sung by children lacking one or two teeth themselves, as their lisp really brings the lyrics home.