22 December: Ella Fitzgerald: Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney

Published December 22, 2013

Yesterday's song in the Advent Calendar professed to want to see Santa do the mambo. Well, he's not going to be able to do that if he's stuck in a chimney, is he? He's up to so many different things, is Santa. In the lyrics for this song, as performed by Ella Fitzgerald in a recording made in 1950, the solution is to simply build a bigger chimney so that Santa won't get stuck. Tomorrow's Advent Calendar tune, however, will offer a different way out of the "Santa and chimney" predicament...

Listen to Ella here.

Ella Fitzgerald: Christmas Wonderland.