12 Favorite Rock/Pop Holiday Songs, #7: “Cheech & Chong – Santa Claus & His Old Lady”

I LAUGHED OUT LOUD IN THE MID-SEVENTIES, and I still do today:

 

I still crack up hearing Chong tell Cheech that Santa was not a good musician: “I’m hip, man, that cat didn’t know any tunes…” and hearing Cheech’s frustration.

This was released in 1971 and was Cheech & Chong’s first single. The b-side was “Dave.”  “Santa Claus & His Old Lady” did not appear on their debut album, but “Dave” did.  Did you know:  the song Cheech is singing a bit of in the beginning, “¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?” is a 1958 Christmas song by Augie Rios.

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