The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson borrowed a page from Old Saint Nick this holiday by posting an exclusive stream on his blog of “Little Saint Nick” in its original form.
According to the blog post, this version was recorded in October 1963. Wilson would later use its backing track as the foundation for “Drive In,” off 1964′s All Sumer Long, but the original version only ever saw “the light of day” as a bonus track on the now out-of-print CD reissue of 1964′s The Beach Boys Christmas Album.
Head to the blog to hear the tune. Also, here’s a live clip of the Beach Boys performing the song for a live television audience in 1964.