Song: Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
Album: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Performer: Gene Autry
Writer: Gene Autry (lyricist), Oakley Haldeman (composer)
Could there be a better voice to open the Christmas season than Gene Autry? This crooning cowboy was responsible for a few of the most popular Christmas songs ever written. His 1947 album is a piece of history; featuring the debut of his Christmas songs that are full of his Western charm and lush string arrangements.