Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Santa Claus is Back in Town

I like traditional Christmas carols. Really I do. But my favorite Christmas song is an old Lieber and Stoller tune made famous by Elvis Presley in 1956, back when he was still swivelling his hips and inciting the little bobby soxer hormones. No peace on earth or mercy mild about that boy.

To do it right, you have to curl your lip and sneer. For some reason, we never sing this in church.

Well it's Christmastime pretty baby
The snow is fallin' on the ground
Yeah, it's Christmastime pretty baby
The snow is fallin' on the ground
Well you be a real good little baby
Santa Claus is back in town

Got no sleigh with reindeer
No sack on my back
You gonna see me comin'
In a big black Cadillac

Hoah it's Christmastime pretty baby
The snow is fallin' on the ground, hmmmmm
Yeah you be a real good little baby
Santa Claus is back in town, yeah

Hang up your pretty stockings
Put out the light
Santa Claus is comin'
Down your chimney tonight

Hoah it's Christmastime pretty baby
The snow is fallin' on the ground, hmmmm
Yeah, you be a real good little baby
Santa Claus is back in town
Yeah, I said you be a real good little baby
Santa Claus is back in town, yeah, oooh

Yeah. Oooh.

5 comments:

John McCollum said...

Next week, Andy. Next week.

danthress said...

Here's wishing you and mrs. claus a very rockin' Christmas.

I admit, I like the "Baby, it's cold outside..." kind of rat-pack carols.

John McCollum said...

"Santa Claus is comin' down your chimney tonight"

I've tried that line. Never works for me. But I guess I'm not Elvis.

df said...

friday, waffle house (i'm prety sure it's not IHOP), polaris, 12:00,

negotiate on my blog

Fred Kohn said...

personally i'm partial to "i bought you a plastic star for your aluminum tree." what a brilliant commentary on the "true" meaning of christmas:

Easy credit may not cure your ills
Unless your address is in Beverly Hills
Spend all ye faithful with all your might
We're gonna have ten years of silent night