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.