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Here Comes Santa Claus
(Right Down Santa Claus Lane)

Updated November 15, 2016

   Gene Autry and Champion

Gene Autry's association with Christmas began in 1947 with his classic Christmas song Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down anta Claus Lane). Inspired by the Hollywood Santa Claus Lane Parade, the song became a million seller for Gene and his recording remains popular today. You'll find information, photos, and Gene singing Here Comes Santa Claus in this special section.

Song Information
Updated November 15, 2016

Read how Gene Autry wrote and first recorded Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane). You'll also find the song's publisher information, lyrics and a list of who else has recorded Gene’s classic Christmas song. Read

Gene Autry and the Hollywood Christmas Parade

Posted November 15, 2016

Read comments by the Honorary Mayor of Hollywood, Johnny Grant, about his friend Gene Autry and the Hollywood Christmas Parade. Plus you'll find information on Gene Autry and the parade. Read

Video Clip from The Cowboy and the Indians
Updated November 15, 2016

Gene performs the song Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) in the 1949 film The Cowboy and the Indians. Watch

The Cowboy and the Indians

Here Comes Santa Claus Audio Clips from Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Posted November 15, 2016

Hear Gene Autry's special performances of Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) on his popular Melody Ranch radio show. Watch

Audio Clip

Gene Autry Christmas CDs, LPs and Sheet Music
Updated November 15, 2016

Gene Autry's recording of Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) is available on several CDs. Read

Gene Autry Christmas CDs

For more on Gene Autry and Christmas, visit Gene's Cowboy Christmas section here.