Back Door Santa

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"Back Door Santa"
Single by Clarence Carter
B-side"That Old Time Feeling"
GenreFunk, Christmas
Songwriter(s)Clarence Carter, Marcus Daniel
Producer(s)Rick Hall
Clarence Carter singles chronology
"Too Weak to Fight"
"Back Door Santa"
"Snatching It Back"

"Back Door Santa" is a funk-style song recorded by Clarence Carter, which Atlantic Records released as a single in 1968.[1] In an artist biography, it is described as "a superbly funky Christmas single" and "raunchy".[1] The song was included on an Atco various artists compilation album Soul Christmas (1968).[2]

"Back Door Santa" has been recorded by several artists[3] and Run-D.M.C. sampled it for "Christmas in Hollis".[4] The lyrics include:

They call me backdoor Santa
I make my runs about the break of day
I make all the little girls happy
While the boys go out to play[4]


  1. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "Clarence Carter – Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  2. ^ MacDonald, Dennis. "Various artists: Soul Christmas [Atlantic] – Review". AllMusic. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  3. ^ "Clarence Carter: 'Back Door Santa' – Also Performed By". AllMusic. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Clarke, John (December 17, 2010). "Blues: When Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'". Retrieved November 17, 2015.