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Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) / Housetop Celebration

Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) / Housetop Celebration

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It’s like a soulful, fun, Christmas song, but it’s also very sing-along

- Mariah Carey

“Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) written by Gene Autry & Oakley Haldeman
“Up On The Houstop” written by Benjamin Hanby
New arrangement by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri & Bryan-Michael Cox
Produced by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri & Bryan-Michael Cox

OFFICIAL MIXES

3:30    Album Version

ABOUT THE SONG

  • MC: For me, “Oh Santa!” is the “All I Want For Christmas” of this record, and yet they’re different, completely different songs, completely different beats, you know, so I’m really glad that was able to come through and we [Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox & Mariah Carey] also also did “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Up On The Housetop,” it’s sort of like this medley with this new bridge that I wrote with Jermaine that’s sort of like a, and Bryan-Michael Cox, and it’s sort of like a 70s retro moment. So it’s like a soulful, fun, Christmas song, but it’s also very sing-along, like a little kid can sing along with it.

    I was in the car on the way to meet Jermaine and I remember that I wanted to do something of that nature and I got there and we talked about it and worked on it, Bryan-Michael Cox as well, we all worked together, and, um, took it home and finished it.

    • Merry Christmas 2 You DVD, 2010

  • MC: Obviously Jermaine and I have been working together since, my fans know, we’ve been working together since “Always Be My Baby,” and that was our first number one song together. And then, you know, our most recent number one was “We Belong Together” - it was the “Song of the Decade” in Billboard and we just found that out last year, so that was really cool.

    MC: We did two songs together and they both have a really retro feel in their own way but they’re just very soulful and cool and fun.
    Jermaine Dupri: We got two new songs. We got one that’s like…
    MC: That’s a brand new composition.
    JD: That’s crazy, you gotta hear it… it’s a house party song,
    MC: I’m talking about “Oh Santa!” 
    JD: There’s a Christmas party song too! You play that at your house…
    MC: Would you like [sings] Santa, If you get this letter…
    JD: That’s what I’m sayin’, and you play this song here and her singing this, you gonna play this at your house, Christmas, and you’re gonna dance, you’re gonna party, you’re gonna drink.

    • Merry Christmas 2 You DVD, 2010

MUSIC VIDEO

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

AVAILABILITY

2010 Released on the Merry Christmas 2 You album. 

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LYRICS

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Circles

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