¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?

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"¿Dónde Está Santa Claus? "
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Single by Guster
from the album Maybe This Christmas Too?
Released 2004
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre Rock, Christmas
Label Nettwerk Records
Songwriter(s) George Scheck, Rod Parker, and Al Greiner
Guster singles chronology
"Homecoming King"
(2004)
"¿Dónde Está Santa Claus? "
(2004)
"Carol of the Meows"
(2005)
"Homecoming King"
(2004)
¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?
(2004)
"Carol of the Meows"
(2005)
Maybe This Christmas Too? track listing
"Rudy"
(by The Be Good Tanyas)
(Track 5)
¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?
(Track 6)
"Silent Night"
(Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan)
(Track 7)

"¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?" (Spanish for Where is Santa Claus?) is a novelty Christmas song. 12-year-old Augie Rios had a hit with the song in 1958 which featured the Mark Jeffrey Orchestra.[1] Written by George Scheck, Rod Parker, and Al Greiner, and copyrighted in 1958, the copyright was renewed and is owned by Ragtime Music, the song was originally released on MGM Records' Metro label. The 45 record single was backed with the song "Ol' Fatso (I Don't Care Who You Are Old Fatso, Get Those Reindeer Off My Roof)."

The song is referred to in Cheech and Chong's holiday hit "Santa Claus and His Old Lady".

Other versions[edit]

It was also covered by actress Charo in 1978 as well as a Spanish-language version by Mexican TV host Chabelo, El Vez from the album Merry Mex-mas and by the rock band Guster in 2003 (on the Maybe This Christmas Too? holiday compilation album).[2]

The song has been included in a 2011 toy called "Animated & Musical Singing Puppy."

The a cappella men's singing group Straight No Chaser covers the song on their Christmas Cheers CD (Atlantic Records, 2009).

The song appears in the 2011 movie A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas and is heard in the 2007 movie Where God Left His Shoes. The song also appears during a Christmas scene in the episode “Los Pepes” in season 2 of the TV series Narcos.

Kumbia All Starz version[edit]

"Mamacita Dónde Está Santa Claus"
Song by A.B. Quintanilla y Los Kumbia All Starz
from the album Ayer Fue Kumbia Kings, Hoy Es Kumbia All Starz: Fan Edition
Released October 2, 2007
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Cumbia
Length 3:22
Label EMI
Songwriter(s) George Scheck, Rod Parker, and Al Greiner
Producer(s) A.B. Quintanilla III
Ayer Fue Kumbia Kings, Hoy Es Kumbia All Starz: Fan Edition track listing
"Chiquilla (Versión Portugués)"
(14)
"Mamacita Dónde Está Santa Claus"
(15)
"Mami Anoche No Dormí"
(16)

¿Mamacita, Dónde Está Santa Claus? is a song by A.B. Quintanilla y Los Kumbia All Starz. The song appeared on the fan edition of the album Ayer Fue Kumbia Kings, Hoy Es Kumbia All Starz: Fan Edition, released on October 2, 2007. The song was retitled from ¿Dónde Está Santa Claus? to ¿Mamacita, Dónde Está Santa Claus?

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chuck Rothman (November 29, 2008). "Donde Esta Santa Claus background". Greatbutforgotten.blogspot.com. Retrieved December 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ gusterography