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Here Comes Santa Claus

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(Autry / Haldeman)

Information:
Gene Autry served as the grand marshal of the Santa Claus Parade in Hollywood, California, in November 1947. During the parade, he kept hearing kids along the parade route yelling Here Comes Santa Claus. Autry and Oakley Halderman wrote the song based on that line. In December 1947, Autry’s recording of Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) (Columbia 37942) reached #9 on Billboard’s Best-Selling chart. The next two years, the record again charted, reaching #8 in 1948 and #24 in 1949.

Elvis recorded Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) at Radio Recorders in Hollywood on September 6, 1957. RCA chose take #2 for release.

Lyrics:

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus riding down Santa Claus Lane
Vixen, Blitzen, all his reindeer pulling on the reins
Bells are ringing, children singing, all is merry and bright
Hang your stockings and say a prayer 'cause Santa Claus comes tonight

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus riding down Santa Claus Lane
He's got a bag that's filled with toys for boys and girls again
Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle, what a beautiful sight
Jump in bed and cover up your head because Santa Claus comes tonight

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus riding down Santa Claus Lane
He doesn't care if you're a rich or poor boy, he loves you just the same
Santa knows that we're God's children that makes everything right
Fill your hearts with Christmas cheer 'cause Santa Claus comes tonight

Well, here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus riding down Santa Claus Lane
He'll come around when the chimes ring out it's Christmas morn again
Peace on earth will come to all if we just follow the light
Let's give thanks to the Lord above 'cause Santa Claus comes tonight

'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight

 
Where it was released:
Released for the first time on the album Elvis' Christmas Album »
 

EPs:

- Christmas With Elvis (1958) »

 

LPs/CDs:

- Elvis’ Christmas Album (1957) »
- Elvis Christmas Album (1958) »

- Elvis Christmas Album (1964) »

- Elvis Christmas Album (1970) »
- Elvis Christmas Album (1975) »

– Pickwick Pack (1978) »
- The King of Rock’n’Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters (1992)

- If Everyday Was Like Christmas (1994)

- It’s Christmas Time (2000)

- White Christmas (2000)

- Christmas Peace (2003)

- Elvis' Christmas Album (2014) - FTD »
– His Songs of Praise, Volume 2 (2017) - FTD »

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