The Beach Boys’ ’71 “Little Saint Nick” Is Sure To Have You Singing Along!

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This rare and wonderful performance of The Beach Boys singing famous Christmas hit “Little Saint Nick” will really take you back to simpler times, like say the 70’s perhaps? Performing this classic tune on their Shindig Special back in ’71, the surfer-friendly boys are on fire with their holiday hit- of course, in black and white!

“Well way up north where the air gets cold, there’s a tale about Christmas that you’ve all been told. And a real famous cat all dressed up in red and he spends all year workin’ out on his sled…”

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As these boys were heavily influenced by cars when it came to their lyrics, why wouldn’t they be inspired by a sled around Christmastime? It just makes sense to give credit to the most badass, flying automobile ever made, right? Hence the guys painting the lyrics of Santa’s sleigh as a Nordic Hot Rod: candy apple red with a 4-speed stick.

Interesting Fact: “Little Saint Nick” was used in a popular Coke commercial featuring a moment of Christmas cheer between animated polar bears and penguins.

This has always been one of our favorite holiday tunes, therefore, we figured we would share this awesome and extremely rare video of the Beach Boys in their prime spreading Christmas cheer! Enjoy this awesome shindig!

+ Little Saint Nick Lyrics +

Oooooooo
Merry Christmas Saint Nick
Christmas comes this time each year

Well way up north where the air gets cold
There’s a tale about Christmas
That you’ve all been told
And a real famous cat all dressed up in red
And he spends all year workin’ out on his sled

It’s the little Saint Nick (little Saint Nick)
It’s the little Saint Nick (little Saint Nick)

Just a little bobsled we call the old Saint Nick
But she’ll walk a toboggan with a four speed stick
She’s candy apple red with a ski for a wheel
And when Santa hits the gas man just watch her peel

It’s the little Saint Nick (little Saint Nick)
It’s the little Saint Nick (little Saint Nick)

Run run reindeer
Run run reindeer, whoaa
Run run reindeer
Run run reindeer (he don’t miss no one)

And haulin’ through the snow at a frightening speed
With a half a dozen deer with Rudy to lead
He’s got to wear his goggles ’cause the snow really flies
And he’s cruisin’ every path with a little surprise

It’s the little Saint Nick (little Saint Nick)
It’s the little Saint Nick (little Saint Nick)

Oooooooo
Merry Christmas Saint Nick (Christmas comes this time each year)

Oooooooo
Merry Christmas Saint Nick (Christmas comes this time each year)

Oooooooo
Merry Christmas Saint Nick (Christmas comes this time each year)

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