Countdown to Chirstmas: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

ChristmasCottage with santa snowman

The Four Seasons peaked at #3 in 1962

Johnny Mathis velvety voice:

The Crystals, produced by Phil Specter:

Michael Buble:

A charming TV children’s show featuring an animated Fred Astaire:

Just 25 days until Christmas, according to xmasclock

5 thoughts on “Countdown to Chirstmas: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

  1. “Another quote suggests that Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected.”

    “A Christmas Carol (1951)
    First Collector: At this festive time of year, Mr. Scrooge, it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute.
    Ebenezer: Are there no prisons?
    First Collector: Plenty of prisons.
    Ebenezer: And the union workhouses – are they still in operation?
    First Collector: They are. I wish I could say they were not.
    Ebenezer: Oh, from what you said at first I was afraid that something had happened to stop them in their useful course. I’m very glad to hear it.
    First Collector: I don’t think you quite understand us, sir. A few of us are endeavoring to buy the poor some meat and drink, and means of warmth.
    Ebenezer: Why?
    First Collector: Because it is at Christmastime that want is most keenly felt, and abundance rejoices. Now what can I put you down for?
    Ebenezer: Huh! Nothing!
    Second Collector: You wish to be anonymous?
    Ebenezer: [firmly, but calmly] I wish to be left alone. Since you ask me what I wish sir, that is my answer. I help to support the establishments I have named; those who are badly off must go there.”

    “(((Jacob Marley))): In life, my spirit never rose beyond the limits of our (((money-changing holes)))! Now I am doomed to wander without rest or peace, incessant torture and remorse!
    Ebenezer: But it was only that you were a good man of business, Jacob!
    (((Jacob Marley))): BUSINESS? Mankind was my business! Their common welfare was my business! And it is at this time of the rolling year that I suffer most!”

    “Ebenezer: Waiter! More bread.
    Waiter: Ha’penny extra, sir.
    Ebenezer: [pauses] No more bread.”

    From “Scrooged”.
    “Frank Cross: I never liked a girl well enough to give her twelve sharp knives.”

    From Jewornotjew re good old Ebenezer…They give him a Jewey 3 points…..
    ” And there are more reasons why we can’t appreciate old Ebenezer. He comes around. He learns to appreciate Christmas. And he is not a Jew.
    Bah, humbug indeed. “

      • If we lived near to one another, Paladin, I’d invite you to my house to enjoy our trees. Four up this year, different themes. I like the rustic wildlife best.

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