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Here Comes Santa Claus – Elvis’ Christmas Album – 1957

About The Song

“Here Comes Santa Claus” is a cheerful and festive Christmas song covered by Elvis Presley on his 1957 album “Elvis’ Christmas Album.” Presley’s rendition captures the joyful spirit of the holiday season with his energetic performance.

Five facts about Elvis Presley’s version of “Here Comes Santa Claus”:

  1. Original Composition: “Here Comes Santa Claus” was written by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman. Gene Autry recorded and released the song in 1947, and it quickly became a Christmas classic. Elvis Presley’s cover is a spirited interpretation of this timeless holiday tune.
  2. Upbeat and Jolly: Elvis’ version of “Here Comes Santa Claus” reflects his signature upbeat and jolly style. The song features lively instrumentation, including a driving rhythm and festive arrangements, creating a sense of celebration.
  3. Album Inclusion: The song is one of the tracks featured on “Elvis’ Christmas Album,” which was released in 1957. The album showcases a mix of traditional Christmas songs and new arrangements, highlighting Presley’s ability to infuse his unique sound into holiday classics.
  4. Recording Session: Elvis recorded “Here Comes Santa Claus” during the same recording session at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California, in September 1957, where he worked on the entire Christmas album. The recording captures the joyful and spirited atmosphere of the holiday season.
  5. Cultural Impact: Both Gene Autry’s original version and Elvis Presley’s cover of “Here Comes Santa Claus” have become integral parts of the Christmas music canon. The song continues to be embraced during the holiday season, played on radio stations, in shopping centers, and at festive gatherings worldwide.



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.