Originally Released on:

JUST SAY NOEL compilation

also appears on:

  • Sleighed
  • Mix Tape #2

Thurston - guitar/vocals
Kim - guitar?
Lee - guitar/noises
Steve - xylophone/guitar

Lyrics   status: unconfirmed

samples: "any time anywhere and from any phone" "mistakes were made but there from now on"

Hi boys and girls!
This is your old friend Sonic Youth
And you know what?
We just got back from the North Pole
And you know what we were doing up there don't you
That's right, we saw him alright
And all his little dwarves
Boy, did we get off on them
And we learned some wonderful things about him
And we'd like to sing you all a little song
So why dontcha, you know, move on up
And come up close, and we'll sing to you
Come on, closer! Closer! Come on! I won't bite!
Come on! Right down by my shoes
Come on, move closer, that's it.. great
Okay, huddle all around, and we'll sing you a song
Alright, you too Johnny! Come on! Closer!

All year long he's busy making toys
For all the little girls and little boys
He puts them in his sled and gives his whip a crack
On Donder, on Blitzen, but never on smack
Cuz Santa doesn't cop out on dope!
Has he ever even tried it? Well ya know
The answer's no!
So little kiddies, here's my point
Just leave him cookies, and save your joint
Cuz Santa Claus turns on it his own way
Watching you and I turn on.. on Christmas day
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas David Geffen

Merry Christmas everybody!

Track length: 3:20

First Known Performance: none
Last Known Performance:  none


  • Originally performed by Martin Mull.
  • I guess if Lee/Kim play on this its just contributing to the guitar noises...