These tracks have been collected solely for edutainment purposes, in the interest of the public good. And what benefits the public more than a properly celebrated Christmas?

Below are details about the original recordings. In the metadata of each file is a link to the archive.org page for that recording.

Dick Haymes with the Ken Darby Singers, 'Santa Claus Is Ridin' the Trail', 7", Decca, 1944
Al Russell and the Do-Re-Me Trio, 'I Don't Want to Be Alone for Christmas', 7", Okeh, 1951
Zeke Clements and His Men from Music Mountain, 'Christmas Star', 7", MGM, 1954
Gayla Peevey, 'I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas', 7", Columbia, 1953
Babs Gonzales, 'The Be-Bop Santa Claus', 7", Essex, 1957
Jo Stafford and Frankie Laine, 'Christmas Roses', 7", Columbia, 1952
Crew-Cuts, 'Dance, Mr Snowman, Dance', 7", Mercury, 1954
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, 'Empty Chair at the Christmas Table', 7", Columbia, 1945
John Greer, 'We Wanna See Santa Do the Mambo', 7", Groove, 1954
Bill Doggett, 'The Christmas Song', 7", King, 1954
Gene Autry, 'Where Did My Snowman Go?', 7", Columbia, 1953
Claude Thornhill and His Orchestra, 'Snowfall', 7", RCA Victor, 1950

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