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|song name||Santa's Beard|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Lincoln, Lincoln Sampler, Then: The Earlier Years, They Might Be Giants In Holidayland, TMBG Clock Radio|
|first played||March 3, 1988 (28 known performances)|
|sung by||John Flansburgh, John Linnell harmonizes during the chorus|
- John Flansburgh, in The Gothamist, 2011, discussing researching titles before choosing one: "I remember when I found out there's a Beach Boys song called "Santa's Beard". I was really shocked."
- The title came from a Watchface performance piece called "Stereotype", where they would chant cliche phrases in stereo -- and later, quad, according to the Radio Radio #5 podcast.
- In 2017, Flansburgh noted, "That one was really more about jealousy, which is probably why it stands out. The Santa part is kind of just incidental."
- In 2019, in response to a fan's inquiry, Flansburgh stated that many of Lincoln's sound effects came from "the stock sounds in the studio's Akai S1000. I suspect that really thumpin' slap on Santa's Beard is JL on the Akai."
- Watch it on – Recorded live on December 15, 2006
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