US Rapper-Actor Ludacris remixes Doris Day’s seasonal classic “Here Comes Santa Claus”
Published: November 25, 2007

US Rapper-Actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges plays a record-spinning elf with a Doris Day fixation in the holiday movie ‘Fred Claus’.

With Thanksgiving now over, shopping malls and radio stations across the USA have started to play their holiday music selection. Hip-Hop favourite Ludacris is here to help kick off the Christmas season with his new seasonal jam inspired by his zany record-spinning elf character, DJ Donnie in the Christmas comedy “Fred Claus”. For those who haven’t seen the fun chrildren’s movie this was an elf who just so happens to have a Doris Day fixation.

Ludacris has sampled Doris Day’s 1940s ditty “Here Comes Santa Claus” for his new record which has a limited release across American clubs and featured in part during the feature film. The powers that be decided however to include Doris’s original version on the film’s soundtrack album which is actually quite a lovely holiday album!

Ludacris: It’s funny because at the end of the film you’ll hear a remix of “Here Comes Santa Claus” and that is the tune I would rock out to. It’s me and Doris Day together.

Fred Claus: Soundtrack
Label: WEA/Reprise
Order from &

  1. Jingle Bells – Johnny Mercer
  2. Santa Claus Is Back In Town – Elvis Presley
  3. Sleigh Ride – The Ronnettes
  4. Here Comes Santa Claus [Right Down Santa Claus Lane] – Doris Day
  5. I Want You For Christmas – Russ Morgan And His Orchestra
  6. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Jackson 5
  7. Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
  8. Silent Night – Sinead O’Connor
  9. Auld Lang Syne – Guy Lombardo
  10. Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo‘ole
  11. The First Noel – Leigh Nash
  12. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Matt Turk With Matter & Gaby Moreno
  13. Suite From Fred Claus – Christophe Beck