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The Man with All the Toys

"The Man with All the Toys"
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Single by The Beach Boys
from the album The Beach Boys' Christmas Album
B-side"Blue Christmas"
ReleasedNovember 9, 1964 [1]
RecordedJune 25, 1964 [2]
GenreRock, Christmas
Length1:32
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Brian Wilson
Mike Love
Producer(s)Brian Wilson
The Beach Boys singles chronology
"Dance, Dance, Dance"
(1964)
"The Man with All the Toys"
(1964)
"Do You Wanna Dance?"
(1965)

"The Man with All the Toys" is a Christmas song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1964 album The Beach Boys' Christmas Album. As a single that year it had limited success (No. 6 on the Billboard Christmas chart), but built sales over successive Christmases and is listed by Billboard in the Top 100 selling Christmas songs in history, though well below the Beach Boys' 1963 Christmas single "Little Saint Nick".

A French-language version of this song was recorded in 1968 by Canadian singer Renée Martel, under the title "As-tu vu le Père Noël?".[3]

Wilson re-recorded this song for his 2005 Christmas album, What I Really Want for Christmas.

D-TV Disney set the song to the two Silly Symphonies, Santa's Workshop and The Night Before Christmas.

  1. ^ Badman, Keith. The Beach Boys. The Definitive Diary of America's Greatest Band: On Stage and in the Studio Backbeat Books, San Francisco, California, 2004. ISBN 0-87930-818-4 p. 72
  2. ^ Badman, Keith. The Beach Boys. The Definitive Diary of America's Greatest Band: On Stage and in the Studio Backbeat Books, San Francisco, California, 2004. ISBN 0-87930-818-4 p. 58
  3. ^ Renée Martel - "As-tu vu le Père Noël?" (1968) at YouTube