Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town:

“This was written in 1932 by Haven Gillespie and J. Fred Coots while traveling on the subway to a music publisher’s office. They had trouble convincing anyone to produce it because it was seen as a kids’ song, which would have been very hard to sell. The big break came when Eddie Cantor sang it on his radio show in 1934, and the song became an instant hit.”

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2 Comments on “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town:”

  1. Birgit Says:

    I like the old pictures in the video.
    Thanks for the additional song explanations!

    • katry Says:

      I found the explanations on a site and thought them so interesting I’d include them. Old Christmas music was my hunt today.

      I also liked the old pictures in that video.

      The last one from 1962 brought back the fears of what would have happened if the Russians had refused to leave. I remember it all.

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