New Horizons

Sunday 20 December 2015, with William Dart

New Horizons 2015 Santa Special

Large santa statue mounted to a building in Auckland's central city

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

For this year's Christmas special, William Dart returns to his favourite theme of all – songs about the Big Man in Red. This year, Kiwi artists Mary, Wendyhouse and Wing sit alongside RuPaul, John Grant, Kylie Minogue, Pearl Bailey, The Beach Boys and many more.

Music details

'Song title' (Composer) – Performers
Album title
(Label)

'Hi Pit Crew' (RuPaul) – RuPaul
Slay Belles
(RuPaul Inc)

'You’re the Star (On My Christmas Tree)' (Piane/Paul) – RuPaul
Slay Belles
(RuPaul Inc)

'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' (Coots/Gillespie) – The Dramatics
A Dramatic Christmas
(Fantasy)

'Hot Santa' (Andrews) – Linda Andrews
24 New Christmas Hits
(Lazy)

'Santa, Take the Night Off' (Wallace) – Emma Wallace
Santa, Take the Night Off
(Radio Hill)

'Santa’s Song' (Grant) – John Grant
Christmas Favourites
(Connoisseur)

'Santa Baby' (Javits/Springer) – Kylie Minogue
Kylie Christmas
(Parlophone)

'A Five Pound Box of Money' (Barker/Bailey) – Pearl Bailey
The Staggering Pearl Bailey
(Roulette)

'All You Get’s a Song' (Ladder) – Jack Ladder
Mistletonia
(Mistletone)

'Santa Claus has been Drinking Lemonade All Night' (McGregor/Keevers) – Ali McGregor
A Very Jazzamatazz Christmas
(ABC)

'Santa’s Supersonic Sleigh' (Sturr) – Jimmy Sturr
Polka Christmas in My Home Town
(Starr)

'Space Age Santa Claus' (Christman) – Patty Marie Jay
Space Age Santa Claus
(Delhi)

'Santa’s Got an Airplane' (Wilson) – The Beach Boys
Christmas with The Beach Boys
(EMI)

'Santa and my Semi' (Watson) – Dale Watson
Christmas Time in Texas
(Continental Song City)

'Santa Claus on a Helicopter' (Wing) – Wing
single
(Wing Music)

'Big Boy' (Mary) – Mary
Enter the Anti-Claus
(Powertool)

'Santa’s Lament' (Galloway) – Wendyhouse
The Wendyhouse Christmas Album
(Wiggley Tapes)

'Soul Santa' (Deas/Graham) – Brook Benton
Soul Christmas
(Rhino)

'Sidewalk Santa' (Barnes) – Rotary Connection
Peace
(Geffen)

'Santa’s Papers' (Hall et al) – Tripod
For the Love of God!
(Tripod)

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