December 24: Hey Santa Claus

December 24: Hey Santa Claus

Sequel to: National Lampoon's Vacation (Film, 1983), National Lampoon's European Vacation (Film, 1985)

Here's another example of "Christmas Songs/Shows/Movies that are sequels to Non-Christmas Songs/Shows/Movies." But in this case, this sequel has actually reached iconic "Christmas classic" status. I'm talking about 1989's National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, which followed up two non-Christmas films in the franchise.

Today's song is Hey Santa Claus, a 1953 tune performed by The Moonglows. Fans of Christmas Vacation will recognize this song as having been used during the Marshall Field's/downtown Chicago shopping sequence of the film. (Long live Field's, Die Macy's!)

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