The tradition of Santa Claus is probably not that ancient like the custom of Christmas trees. But in relatively shorter span of time, Santa Claus has caught the fancy of many poets, lyricists and musicians. There are several Christmas songs and carols about him and most of them portray him as a gentle and cheerful man with a big belly and who loves kids. These songs and carols describe how Santa Claus travels on his sledge and visits homes of kids and gives gifts and candies. Santa Claus songs further denote the festivities and celebrations of Christmas. These songs are constantly and frequently played on radio and television channels for the whole festive season. The tradition of Santa Claus songs was initiated in 1853 when Louis Antoine Jullien composed a song titled 'Santa Claus'. Since then there have been many other orchestral works and musical productions on Santa Claus. Santa Claus songs are generally sung by children and are quite popular in Christmas Eve parties. These days some of the famous singers have recorded their versions of popular Santa Claus and Christmas songs. Some of the most popular songs for kids and adults that are based on Santa are:
Christmas Carols on Santa Claus
Here is a list of songs for Santa, Christmas carols on Santa Claus and Santa music and songs for kids.
Songs For Santa
- Christmas All Over the World – This popular song was recorded in 1985 and was sung by Sheena Easton. Bill House and John Hobbs composed this song for the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of 'Santa Claus: The Movie'.
- Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer – This popular Santa Claus song was composed by Randy Brooks in 1979 and recorded by Elmo Shropshire and Patsy Trigg.
- Here Comes Santa Claus – It was a popular Christmas song recorded by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman in 1947.
- I Believe in Father Christmas - This song by Greg Lake and Peter Sinfield answers our questions about believing in Santa.
- Jolly Old St. Nicholas - It is a traditional Christmas song frequently played during Christmas season.
- Little Saint Nick - Performed by The Beach Boys, it was composed by Brian Wilson.
- Santa Baby – The original song was produced in 1953 by Joan Javits, Philip Springer, and Tony Springer. It was performed by Eartha Kitt.
- Santa Claus is Coming to Town – This highly popular song was recorded in 1935 and produced by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie.
- The Night Santa Went Crazy – It is a satirical song written by Weird Al Yankovic in 1996.
- Up on the Housetop - It is a traditional Christmas carol.