- Up on the House Top
Name = Up on the Housetop
from Album = Christmas
Released = 2005
Mike Curb, Michael Lloyd
Last single = "
This single = "Up on the Housetop"
Next single = "
"Up On The Housetop (Ho! Ho! Ho!)" is a
Christmas songcomposed by Benjamin Hanbyin 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 specialof the same name, produced by Perennial Pictures Film Corporationin Indianapolis, Indianawas released. Co-writer/co-producer/co-director G. Brian Reynoldsalso 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 Billboardrecord 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 Billboardholiday 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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