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The Singable Picture Books of Santa Claus

Posted on: December 17, 2010

My daughter Eloise made a cute picture and it put me in the mood to sing about Santa!

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All the Singable Picture Books in this article sing about Santa!

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The Christmas Song: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Words and Music by Mel Torme and Robert Wells
Illustrated by Doris Barrette

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Here Comes Santa Claus
Words and Music by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman
Illustrated by Bruce Whatley

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I Like Winter
Words and Music by Lois Lenski
Illustrated by Lois Lenski
ISBN 0-375-81068-4

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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Words and Music by John Rox
Illustrations by Bruce Whatley

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Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Traditional Tune
Words by Anonymous
Illustrations by Andrea Gabriel

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jolly-old-st-nicholas-katherine-wilson
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Traditional Tune
Words by Anonymous
Illustrated by Katherine Wilson

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Must Be Santa
Word Adapted by Tim Moore
Words and Music by Hal Moore and Bill Fredricks
Illustrated by Pete Whitehead
Sing with Mitch Miller on YouTube :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42_vCV2_gf0

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The Night Before Christmas
Poem by Clement C. Moore
Performed by Peter, Paul and Mary
Solo Performance of Music Setting by Noel PAUL Stookey
Music by Noel Paul Stookey
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret
(This book comes packaged with a CD recording of Noel Paul Stookey’s performance of “Night Before Christmas” as well as a reading by Mary Travers, and Peter, Paul and Mary’s recording of “A’Soalin”)

There are MANY versions of , click the following link to see as many of the other illustrations as I’ve so far been able to gather:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/singable-picture-book-spotlight-the-night-before-christmas/

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The Rooftop Hop
Words and Music by Michael Sheahan
Illustrated by Doug Wright

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Words and Music by Johnny Marks
Published by World International Publishing Limited, Great Britain, 1989
ISBN #: 7235-8891-0
This is the only copy I’ve ever found of “Rudolph” the SONG.  All other Rudolphs I’ve found have been the original story book by Robert L. May (the story upon which the song is based).  It will be great fun to sing the song with the youngsters.  They are going to love it!

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Original Story by Robert L. May
Written for Montgomery Ward Department Store in 1939
Illustrated by Denver Gillen
Set to Music by Johnny Marks (1948)

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Santa Baby
Original Song Composed by Joan Javits, Phil Springer and Tony Springer
Words Adapted by Janie Bynum
Illustrated by Janie Bynum

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Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Word and Music by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie
Illustrated by Steven Kellogg

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Santa’s Song (Pop-Up Fun)
By Dug Steer
ISBN #: 978-0761315315

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Stories of Santa (Up on the Housetop, Jolly Old St. Nicholas)

Words and Music by (or attributed to), Benjamin Russell Hanby
Illustrated by “Hallmark Archives and Design Collection”

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Up On the Housetop (Sing a Story)
Words and Music by Benjamin Hanby
Illustrated by Wendy Edelson
ISBN  978-0769649122

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Up on the Housetop
Words and Music by Benjamin Hanby
Illustrated by Robert Snyder

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I like Lois Lenski’s picture of Santa

From:
I Like Winter
Words and Music by Lois Lenski
Illustrated by Lois Lenski
ISBN 0-375-81068-4

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Santa, Rudlph, my son Mo and the coming of Christmas…

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Related Posts

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Kris Kringle: The Musical at Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival, Labor Day 2011, Wrap-Up
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/kris-kringle-the-musical-at-kennedy-centers-page-to-stage-festival-labor-day-2011-wrap-up/

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Songs About Santa

For a post dedicated to Singable Picture Books about Santa (with sing-along track suggestions and YouTubes), click here:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/may-i-suggest-sing-about-santa/

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Christmas Classic Chronicles

You will find a treasure trove of song history about many of the songs in this list, on Ronald Clancy’s YouTube Page, entitled
Christmas Classic Chronicles,”

http://www.youtube.com/user/clancyrm

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Christmas Classics

More info about this series of books about Christmas Muisc, here:
http://christmasclassics.com/christmasmusic/

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Singable Picture Books for Hanukkah

A fun list of books to sing and celebrate Hanukkah!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/singable-picture-books-for-hanukkah/

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Singable Picture Books for Winter

Some of these are sung at Christmastime, but this is a list of songs about Winter that you can sing all season long!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/singable-picture-book-spotlight-the-night-before-christmas/

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