Posts Tagged ‘Santa Claus’

From the North Pole Fulfillment Office

December 25, 2016

From the North Pole Fulfillment Office

Greetings Occupant:

We have reviewed your Naughty/Nice Statement for calendar 2016. A coal-filled stocking will serve as your Notice of Naughtiness. If you are not in receipt of same, enjoy your gifts and have a happy holiday.

Sincerely,

North Pole Fulfillment Office Staff

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There’s a Santa That Looks a Lot Like Elvis

December 10, 2016

“There’s a Santa that looks a lot like Elvis,” a Bob Rivers parody of Meredith Willson‘s “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” sung in a Bing Crosby sound-alike voice. Crooner Crosby had a hit with the tune in 1951.

Young people: Elvis Presley was a popular vocalist back in the last century. In his later years he … um, filled out a bit from eating deep-fried peanut butter-jelly-and-bacon sandwiches, and weighed 350 pounds at his death in 1977. Of course, your grandma might not think he’s dead.

Bob Rivers recordings.

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From the North Pole Fulfillment Office

December 24, 2015

From the North Pole Fulfillment Office

From the North Pole Fulfillment Office

Greetings Occupant:

We have reviewed your Naughty/Nice Statement for calendar 2014. A coal-filled stocking will serve as your Notice of Naughtiness. If you are not in receipt of same, enjoy your gifts and have a happy holiday.

Sincerely,

North Pole Fulfillment Office Staff

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Zat You, Santa Claus?

December 23, 2015

“Zat You, Santa Claus?”  written by Jack Fox and performed by Louis Armstrong and The Commanders in 1953. Satchmo does the vocals but doesn’t solo on trumpet. Too bad.

Related:

“The Year We Racially Profiled Saint Nick: ‘Zat You, Santa Claus?'” Ken Layne, Gawker

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

December 22, 2015

“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” performed by Canadian elf Justin Bieber. This music video, with its steampunk North Pole workshop and breakdancing Santa, was directed by Charles Oliver, and somehow promoted the 2011 3-D animated film Arthur Christmas. The song was originally written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie in 1934.

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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

December 21, 2015

“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” written by British songwriter Tommie Connor, performed here by John Mellencamp with his daughter Teddi and Kenny Aronoff (drums), John Cascella (accordion), Lisa Germano (fiddle), Crystal Taliefero (backing vocals), Mike Wanchic (dobro), Toby Myers (bass), Pat Peterson (backing vocals), and Larry Crane (mandolin). This 1987 recording was included on the “Very Special Christmas” benefit album.

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There’s a Santa That Looks a Lot Like Elvis

December 20, 2015

“There’s a Santa that looks a lot like Elvis,” a Bob Rivers parody of Meredith Willson‘s “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” sung in a Bing Crosby sound-alike voice. Crooner Crosby had a hit with the tune in 1951.

Young people: Elvis Presley was a popular vocalist back in the last century. In his later years he … um, filled out a bit from eating deep-fried peanut butter-jelly-and-bacon sandwiches, and weighed 350 pounds at his death in 1977. Of course, your grandma might not think he’s dead.

Bob Rivers recordings.

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Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney

December 20, 2015

“Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney,” written by William D.Hardy and Billy Moore, Jr.  Ella Fitzgerald sings the hokey tune with a sense of innocence in this recording, sounding younger than her years.

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Father Christmas

December 20, 2015

“Father Christmas” by Ray Davies, recorded by him with his group The Kinks in 1977. This video by Rick Rogan follows the lyrics, and Devotchka Duste’s video interpretation is also a good fit.

“Father Christmas, give us some money
Don’t mess around with those silly toys.
We’ll beat you up if you don’t hand it over
We want your bread so don’t make us annoyed
Give all the toys to the little rich boys.”

Note to Yanks: “Father Christmas” = Santa Claus.

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Christmas In Jail, Ain’t That a Pain

December 20, 2015

Leroy Carr (piano and vocal) and Francis “Scrapper” Blackwell (guitar), “Christmas In Jail, Ain’t That a Pain,” Vocalion 1432 (1929).

Related:

“Before there was hip-hop, there was LeRoy Carr,” Mike Greenblatt, Goldmine

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