From Coney Island to the Sunset Strip, somebody’s gonna make a happy trip tonight, while the moon is bright. He’s gonna have a bag of crazy toys to give the groanies of the girls and boys, so dig, Santa comes on big… He’ll come a flyin’ from a higher place and fill the stockings by the fire place so you’ll, have a Yule that’s cool.
This jazzy Christmas song was written by Steve Allen in 1953 and originally recorded by Louis Armstrong. Though it is one of the least known of the “Santa songs,” it shares a bit of the flavor of Armstrong’s birthplace: New Orleans.
The song is fast-paced like Santa’s own journey every Christmas Eve. It makes you want to dance as you prepare for the man in the suit’s arrival. And parents everywhere, of course, appreciate the toys that will stop their children’s groanings as Christmas approaches.
So take a little break today and dance (wherever you are) to a classic Jazz Christmas standard.
Lessons & Carols – Ding Dong Merrily on High