Santacular Christmas Countdown – #14 – Beach Boys

“Little Saint Nick” gets points for withstanding the test of  time; an early hyper-produced-yet-simple rock tune –  almost 40 years old  – and still heard today because of the uniqueness of the Beach Boy vocals, unmatched and never duplicated all these years later.  Ripped the melody from “Little Duece Coupe”, but added the great repeated harmony refrain “…Run Run Reindeer” to the tune, among the other lyric changes.  Not a great song; instead a nugget of 60’s pre-Beatles rock preserved forever.  The Beach Boys were huge in America, and splintered because of death, family fights and Mike Love’s cheesiness. 

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