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HereComesSantaClaus

The Wiggles and Dorothy the Dinosaur

"Here Comes Santa Claus" is a Christmas song written by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman, and covered by The Wiggles in their Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas video.

Origins

Autry got the idea for the song after riding his horse in the 1946 Santa Claus Lane Parade (now the Hollywood Christmas Parade) in Los Angeles, during which crowds of spectators chanted, "Here comes Santa Claus". This inspired him to write a song that Haldeman set to music. Autry's lyrics combined two veins of the Christmas tradition, the mythology of Santa Claus and the Christian origin of the holiday (most explicitly in its mention of the nativity promise of "peace on Earth"). A demo recording was made by singer/guitarist Johnny Bond, whose recording made use of ice cubes to mimic the sound of the jingling sleigh-bells. This inspired the use of real sleigh-bells in Autry's own recording of the song.

Song Credits

Video Introduction Music

Song


Musicians

Video Introduction Music

  • Banjo: Murray Cook
  • Percussion: Dominic Lindsay

Song

Song Lyrics

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus

Right down Santa Claus lane.

Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer

Pulling on the reins.

Bells are ringing, children singing

All is merry and bright.

So jump in bed and cover up your head

'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus

Right down Santa Claus lane.

He's got a bag that is filled with toys

For the boys and girls again.

Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle.

Oh, what a beautiful sight.

So hang your stockings and say your prayers

'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus (Santa Claus is, Santa Claus is)

Right down Santa Claus lane. (Santa Claus is coming to town)

Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer (Santa Claus is, Santa Claus is)

Pulling on the reins. (Santa Claus is coming to town)

Bells are ringing, children singing

All is merry and bright.

So jump in bed and cover up your head

'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

Video Appearances

Album Appearance

Video

The Wiggles - Here Comes Santa Claus01:25

The Wiggles - Here Comes Santa Claus

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