December 1st – Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)

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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)
Year: 1947

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; featuringĀ the debut of his Christmas songs thatĀ are full of his Western charm and lush string arrangements.