#20 – The Beach Boys – “Little Saint Nick” – (1963 – rest of album in ’64)

The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album is one of the better all-Christmas albums ever released by a pop band. That may seem over-qualified, but it’s true – especially if you consider that two of the bigger hits are originals. The other was “The Man With All The Toys.” Their version of “Frosty The Snowman” is quite excellent as is their circus-like version of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” Note: the videos linked to are all new and very few views, which makes me believe that whoever controls the Beach Boys catalogue is very stringent on the use of their songs – so if you want to hear them, you’d better be quick – they won’t be there for long (if they even still are).