#7 – The Royal Guardsmen – “Snoopy’s Christmas” – (1967)

“Snoopy’s Christmas” is a novelty rock song about World War I from the late 60s from a band who seemed to only sing about Snoopy (their only other hit was “Snoopy vs. The Red Baron,” and this is a follow-up to that). For some reason I really like the part where they sing “Christmas bells, those Christmas bells.” Other songs related to animated characters: “Frosty the Snowman” by Jimmy Durante (the version from the cartoon) and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Gene Autry (the first official recording – he also wrote and performed “Here Comes Santa Claus“).