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Merv, Ray Stevens, Russ Morgan, and the yearly classic, Buzzy. the Christmas Bee. Joey Alfidi performs with a lot of spunk but no singing ability on The Santa Claus March, a 1956 regular at this blog. I can't stand the flip side, a slow, nothing ballad, so I didn't rip it. Toymakers Song is a cute polka (well, polka-waltz) side with good sound effects, and I'm assigning it 1960 for the year, since someone wrote "1960" on the label.
The two 1956 "break-in" sides, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and Jingle Bells, may be the least funny artifacts of that particular record genre, and that's saying a lot. Or not a lot. Not sure which. Anyway, "break-in" discs broke out after Bill Buchanan and Dickie Goodman's The Flying Saucer. (1956), which Wikipedia calls a "mashup." Whatever. The Buchanan and Goodman record was genuinely funny in an idiotic way--an intentionally silly effort, skillfully edited. These two sides are without a point, though the sound effects are cool, at least.
As for Bob Ellis' Santa's Sleigh (see third scan above for label art)... hoo, boy. Let me cut and paste what I wrote in 2016 regarding this strange artifact. Bob Ellis was the stage name of Raymond Asserson, Jr., the great-grandson of Rear Admiral Peter Christian Asserson. Raymond was the fourth husband of Christine "Cee Cee" Cromwell, daughter of American diplomat James H.R. Cromwell and Dodge Motor Company heiress Delphine Ione Dodge. Christine got none of the Dodge fortune when her mother Delphine died in 1943, whereupon it was discovered Delphine had disinherited James H.R. Cromwell (after their divorce, I'm guessing) and anyone related to him, which meant "Cee Cee" and her half-sister Anna Ray "Yvonne" (Baker) Ranger. But it doesn't sound like Christine was without dough....
In 1970. Christine survived a plane crash. Get the whole story here. This record was made during Bob's (Raymond's) marriage to Christine. when he was co-managing her night club in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. You never know what kind of history is going to pop up behind a thrift and/or eBay acquisition. Maybe it's better not to know, sometimes.
Bill Monroe's 1951 recording of Benjamin "Tex" Logan's Christmas Time's A-Coming is the first-ever, says Wikipedia. Wiki describes Logan as "an American electrical engineer and bluegrass fiddler." He performed with Monroe in the 1960s.
Some would call Here Comes Peter Cotton Claus the worst holiday side of all, but it's merely cornball country comedy of the Grand Ole Opry type, and it's for kids, besides. The concept is kind of cute, really. It's just that voice--ugh. But who cares what I think? No less a country star than Charley Pride gave his endorsement for the LP which yielded this track. Years ago at this very blog, I heard from the lady who, as a little girl, said "Wait, Peter Cotton Claus. Wait for me!" on this record.
Click here to hear: VA, Part 2--Christmas 2018
Buzzy, the Christmas Bee--Jeff and Sue Mitchell
The Santa Claus March--Joey Alfidi w. Russ Morgan Orch., 1956
Merry Christmas You Suckers (Roberts)--Paddy Roberts, 1962
Jungle Bells (Dingo-Dongo-Day)--Les Paul and Mary Ford, 1953
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Breaking Through the Sound Barrier)--Frank and Jack, 1956
Jingle Bells (From the Sound Track)--Same
Christmas City (Don Peterson)--Merv Griffin, 1962
The Song of the Christmas City (Don Peterson) Merv Griffin and Maureen Reynolds, 1962
Toymakers Song--Keith Williams and his Orch., v: Mr. Claus and his helpers, 1960?
Santa's Sleigh--Santa Claus (Bob Ellis) and the La Motta Bros. Orch.
Cowboy Santa--Larry Cartell
Christmas Time's a-Coming (Tex Logan)--Bill Monroe, 1951
Here Comes Peter Cotton Claus--Alex Houston and Elmer, 1972
Santa Claus Is Watching You (Stevens)--Ray Stevens, 1962
Sidewalk Santa--The Merrill Staton Choir, 1960