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“The Playlist” Puts Kris Kringle in the Spotlight

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December is here, the nip in the air is coming (no rush), holiday shopping is on, and the North Pole is all a buzz with the “Jolly Fat Man” getting ready for his marathon trip on his sleigh.  You don’t Believe?  Maybe “The Playlist” that has Santa songs will make you feel less of a Scrooge. 

You know there are so many great songs that come out to play once a year, and this week it’s all about the man in the Red Suit (and it’s many versions).  Kris Kringle has been called “St. Nick”, “Father Christmas”, and simply Santa.  Many holiday songs pay some tribute to him – all with joy, some with a sense a humor, and always entertaining.

This version of The Playlist focuses mainly on the tunes that have Santa in the title, but some come movies that focuses on Santa.  You recognize the classics here, but also find a few you may not realize exist.

Enjoy this version of The Playlist, and do not wind up on Santa’s “Naughty List”:

Madonna Santa Baby (she wants a sable, a ring, a convertible light blue car …. that’s our “Material Girl”!)

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band –- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (“The Boss” has the Best Version Ever!)

John Mellencamp I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (…. and I’m still scared from the incident!)

Buster Poindexter –- Is That You Santa Claus? (he played “The Ghost of Xmas Past” in Scrooged)

Gene Autry –- Here Comes Santa Claus (Ludacris kept playing this song over and over in Fred Claus)

Elmo and Patsy Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (did they prove Santa was driving?)

Britney Spears Santa Can You Hear Me (she says she’s been “good this year”, but have you watched the X-Factor?)

ZZ TopGimmie All Your Lovin’ (used in The Santa Clause movie, plus the band’s beards now look like Santa’s)

Eddie Money / Ronnie Spector Everybody Loves Christmas (The Santa Clause 2 now in the house)

Brian SetzerDig That Crazy Santa Claus (Rock-A-Billy style!)

Josh Groban Believe (The Polar Express to Santa’s home, and you have to Believe to feel Santa)

EverclearSanta Monica (Santa is there – My Rules!)

Weird Al YankovicThe Night Santa Went Crazy (Santa goes Rambo on everyone – too funny!)

The KillersDon’t Shoot Me Santa (too late …. You saw what happened with Weird Al!)

Sugar RayLittle St. Nick (here’s Santa’s sleigh, and the band wished him a Merry Xmas with help from Wilson Phillips)

Kimberly LockeUp On The House Top (“Down through the chimney with Ol’ St. Nick”)

Greg LakeI Believe in Father Christmas (his other alternate identity)

Hope these Santa Songs get you into a more festive mood.  Next week The Playlist will focus on the characters we associated with this time of year!


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