Christmas Is A-Coming was originally released on the 1960 album Negro Folksongs for Young People, which has since be rereleased, with extra tracks, as Lead Belly Sings for Children. It is a simple song that says that Christmas and Santa are coming and that children are happy on Christmas Day. It is an upbeat folk blues song in typical Lead Belly style. The video is a 1898 film called Santa Claus, made by George Albert Smith and shows an early use of special effects to tell the story of Santa Claus vising children in the night.
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