Merry Christmas Santa Claus single 3000x3000.jpg

"One December day, in the spirit of the holidays, my late partner, Ron Grant, came to me with an idea out of the blue: 'Let’s write a Christmas song!' 'Where did this inspiration come from?' I asked. He said he had seen an amazing a cappella vocal group, At Last, singing on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, and that he could hear them singing our song.

 

What exactly that song was we didn’t know yet. But the creative process knows no rules, so putting the musical sled before the reindeers was fair game. Now the trick was finding a novel concept - no easy feat considering how many Christmas songs have been written.
 
Then it hit us: How about a song that celebrates 'the big guy' - giving back to the one person who makes it all possible every year? Yes, Santa! An Eartha Kitt song (‘Santa, Baby’) it wasn’t. This was strictly PG-13.
 
'So why couldn't you write a Hanukkah song instead?' was all my mother wanted to know."

~ Ron O.

MERRY CHRISTMAS SANTA CLAUS
(feat. AT LAST)

© 2007 DoRonRon Music
Music: Ron Grant; Lyric: Ron Ovadia
Vocals: At Last
Produced by: Ron Grant

Cover Art: Grant Maloy Smith


LYRIC

 

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
Every year we wake up Christmas day (It’s Christmas)
Grateful for the gifts that come our way (On Christmas)
With family and friends
And all the special treats
But there’s one thing we depend on
For Christmas to be complete

Is it the reindeer on a sleigh across the sky   
Underneath the stars that bring a twinkle to your eye
Could it be the magic glow of a tree with lots of toys
And all the things we bring or the songs we sing
Or maybe just for giving us all the deeper joys


Merry Christmas Santa Claus
For everything you do
Merry Christmas, Santa
This song is just for you
Merry Christmas Santa Claus
If there’s one thing that we’ve learned
For all the fuss it’s time for all of us
To thank you in return


Is it the feel of home
Or the taste of pumpkin pie
Near an open fire
With the warmth of family ties
Is it the laughter of little girls and boys
And the love they share
And the hope you’re there
You’re the one we’re counting on
For all the deeper joys


REPEAT CHORUS

It’s not the gifts we give to each other
It’s all about the love we share
You help us find, help us love one another
Everyone (for every reason)
Everywhere (in every season)


Merry Christmas Santa Claus (you make it better)
Merry Christmas Santa Claus (bringing us together)
Merry Christmas Santa Claus (what a special season)
Merry Christmas Santa Claus (for all the reasons)
Merry Christmas Santa Claus
If there’s one thing that we’ve learned (because of you)
For all the fuss it’s time for all of us
To thank you in return
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Santa ClausRon Ovadia
00:00 / 04:43

MERRY CHRISTMAS SANTA CLAUS