Santa Claus Is Coming to Town by Running PressThe beloved Rankin and Bass stop-motion animation story Santa Claus is Comin to Town has been packaged into a beautifully illustrated picture book so families can enjoy this Christmas classic for many years to come. Step into this fantastical story to journey with Kris and his animal friends through the Mountain of the Whispering Winds, past the Winter Warlock, and into the realm of Burgermeister Meisterburger to deliver the Kringles toy soldiers, bouncy balls, ballerina dolls, wooden sailboats, fuzzy teddy bears, and shiny trumpets to the children of Sombertown where toys are illegal! Little ones will love reading about the origin of Santa Claus and how friendship can overcome the most daunting tasks. Kids will never take their toys for granted again!
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Christmas is coming ever nearer, and the undisputed best part of the holiday season besides family time, presents and tons of pie is the music. Holiday songs have been filling people's minds and hearts for hundreds of years, and have become more than a tradition. From "The Christmas Song" to "O Holy Night" to "The Little Drummer Boy," classic Christmas carols have become a major part of the holiday season and worked their ways into family life and popular culture. Thus, old Christmas favorites, which have some of the warmest spots in our hearts, get constant re-imaginings and covers from all of music's major players. But what versions of all the Christmas songs are the best?
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It's one of the most famous Christmas songs of all time, even if does make Father Christmas sound like a horror movie villain in the lyrics. Gillespie was a prolific songwriter, and wrote the lyrics of the song, while Coots wrote the music. In , when Gillespie brought Coots the lyrics, Coots came up with the main melody in just ten minutes. Coots then took the song to his publisher, Leo Feist Inc, who liked it but thought it was "a kids' song" and didn't expect much success. Gillespie also wrote 'You Go To my Head' among many others, and died in , aged
You are now logged in. Forgot your password? On it's surface, the Christmas classic Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town is a origin story for the titicular jolly elf. But Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town is also a parable about prohibition, black markets, and the awful consequences of arbitrary laws enforced by nanny states. It casts Santa Claus as a heroic individualist who disdains nonsensical regulations, operates by his own moral code, and ultimately chooses to exit a society that views him as a threat to its enforced order.