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Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)

Rating:
4.6 / 5

Words & Music: Gene Autrey Oakley Haldeman

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus,
Right 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 hears 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.

Recordingdate: 1957/09/06, first released on: Elvis' Christmas Album (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane):

(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)

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Steve V wrote on August 31, 2009
How can anyone not like this? Best version ever. Makes me feel like a kid again.
Deano1 wrote on October 27, 2010
Not quite the equal of the other two Santa Claus tunes from his first Christmas album; but still a wonderful, enjoyable track that Elvis sings with impeccable style.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on February 08, 2012
A fun holiday treat ! I also love the new "duets" version. However, my favorite Santa songs are, "Santa, bring my baby back to me" and "Santa Claus is back in town" (why aren't these played more on the radio, at Christmas time?)
old shep wrote on February 08, 2012
Love it! Brings back so many memories of growing up in 1950s Lancashire.
dgirl wrote on February 08, 2012
I heard this song a lot this past Christmas, it was even used in a TV commercial. A feel good Christmas song, Elvis seemed to have enjoyed singing it.
Natha wrote on February 08, 2012
I love this Santa Claus song, because it has that fifties spunk in it! I listen to it frequently throughout the year.
Great Dane wrote on February 08, 2012
Love it.Love all his christmas songs. No wonder this album went diamond.5 stars.
freedom101 wrote on February 08, 2012
Instant classic!
Gorse wrote on December 13, 2012
An absolutely fantastic recording which to me represented Elvis as seen by the public with its phrasing and vocal gymnastics. I also play this throughout the year.
sugartummy wrote on March 11, 2013
His voice almost sound as smooth as it did in 1960. Fun, joy, whatever.
DerekH wrote on June 01, 2014
Classic, and not just this one, Christmas without listening to Elvis Christmas recordings would not be Christmas. My first Elvis Lp back in 1962, Elvis' Christmas Album.
JerryNodak wrote on June 01, 2014
Happy, fun song. Always puts me in the "Christmas spirit." Elvis seems to be enjoying himself. 5 stars.
ElvisSacramento wrote on June 02, 2014
This Christmas song is a true classic and a true masterpiece and Elvis' rendition of it was absolutely brilliant. This catchy, fun, happy and joyful song has always been such a joy to listen to. 5 stars.
TheMemphisFan wrote on April 23, 2015
Elvis had/has the 2nd best version of this song. Gene Autry not only wrote it, but recorded the best version ever... available on the CD -- "Gene Autry sings Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer & other Christmas favorites".
Cruiser621 wrote on June 15, 2017
Timeless 5-star rating song from the best Christmas album released back in 1957 thru today.
atomic powered poste wrote on August 21, 2018
Very likable version of this classic and fun song. It's charming and deserves 4 stars imo.
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