The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot

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"The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot"
Song by Vera Lynn
Published1937 (1937)
GenreChristmas music
Songwriter(s)Michael Carr, Tommie Connor, Jimmy Leach

"The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot" is a 1937[1] song written by Michael Carr, Tommie Connor and Jimmy Leach;[1] most notably performed by Vera Lynn.[1] It is also known for the use of her version in the opening scene in Pink Floyd film Pink Floyd—The Wall.[2][3]

Other people who have recorded it include Johnny Adams, Billy Mackenzie, Elsie Carlisle,[1] Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, Billy Cotton,[1] John Farnham, Alex Harvey, and Arthur Tracy. A portion of the song was sung by Jim Belushi in the 1996 film Jingle All the Way.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e Bickerdyke, Percy; Drummond, Daisy (Winter 2008). "Search for a Song…". Evergreen. 24 (4): 23.
  2. ^ Mabbett, Andy (1995). The Complete Guide to the Music of Pink Floyd. London: Omnibus. pp. 150p. ISBN 0-7119-4301-X.
  3. ^ David F. Gonthier, Jr., Timothy M. O’Brien (2015). The Films of Alan Parker, 1976–2003. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co. p. 106. ISBN 978-0786497256.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)