Up on the House Top

Up on the House Top

Infobox Single
Name = Up on the Housetop
Artist = Kimberley Locke

from Album = Christmas
Released = 2005
Label = Curb Records
Producer = Mike Curb, Michael Lloyd
Last single = "I Could"
This single = "Up on the Housetop"
Next single = "Jingle Bells"

"Up On The Housetop (Ho! Ho! Ho!)" is a Christmas song composed by Benjamin Hanby in 1860 Bronson, Fred [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/search/google/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003682371 "Signs Of The Season"] , Billboard Magazine; December 6, 2007.] . It has been recorded by Gene Autry, Cass County Boys, King Sisters & Carl Cotner's Orch. in 1953 on Columbia J4-176(45rpm) / J-176(78rpm). This came with a colorful picture sleeve.

In 1992, a syndicated television special of the same name, produced by Perennial Pictures Film Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana was released. Co-writer/co-producer/co-director G. Brian Reynolds also was the voice of Curtis Calhoun, and also composed the musical score. His creative partner, Russ Harris, co-wrote, co-produced, co-directed and also did voiceover work in this special.

The special is the story of Curtis Calhoun, a miserable man who wishes that there would be no Santa Claus. But then on Christmas, someone is on top of the Calhouns' roof, and Curtis doesn't know if he's Saint Nick or a cat burglar.

In 2005, the song was brought back to life with a new recording by Kimberley Locke. The recording broke a Billboard record when it made the largest leap into the Top 5 in the AC chart's history, moving from 32 to 5 in only a week. It was also the second longest Billboard holiday AC chart topper in the chart's history, sitting at #1 for 4 consecutive weeks.



* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1019422/ "Up on the Housetop" at imdb.com]

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