Children of the Sleigh

by Santa Sabbath

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Santa Sabbath demolishes the holiday music paradigm delivering your favorite Black Sabbath classics with holiday lyrics.

Ho ho ho! Santa Sabbath is coming to a chimney near you this holiday season! Our debut CD has six all-new holiday classics, all set to the music of Black Sabbath.

Formed in Los Angeles in 2008, Santa Sabath was born one magic night when founder Bob Lee (The Freeks, The Amadans, Clawhammer, Mike Watt) was presented with an opportunity to do a Christmas show with his cover band The Bob Lee, and had two competing notions - should they do a set of Christmas songs, like "I Wish It Could Be Christmas very Day" and "Father Christmas", or do a set of Black Sabbath songs. Santa himself came to visit Bob that night, and told him that he shouldn't choose - he should do both at once. That night, the core of the Santa Sabbath discography was conceived.

With its current lineup of guitarist Jonathan Hall (Backbiter, The Freeks, Angry Samoans, Motorcycle Black Madonnas), Pat Hoed (The Black Widows, Brujeria, Down By Law) on bass and John Collinson (Leather Hyman, Motorcycle Black Madonnas, The Golden Rulers) on drums, the band recorded at the studio of Justin Burrill in a single nine-hour session. The six completed tracks comprise five Christmas songs with re-written lyrics, as well as our tribute to Hanukkah, with lyrics to warm the heart and comfort the soul, and music to chill you to the bone and set your antlers to banging.

If you like your holiday music deep, dark and forbidding, look no further. Santa Sabbath makes a great gift for the discerning metalhead on your shopping list. Even better, at the office Christmas party, you can switch off the Mariah Carey CD, put this on and get the party really going!

"Children of the Sleigh" CD features cover art by renowned artist/photographer Edward Colver.


released December 3, 2015

Bob Lee - Vocals
Jonathan Hall - Guitar
Pat Hoed - Bass
John Collinson - Drums



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Santa Sabbath Los Angeles, California

Santa Sabbath demolishes the holiday music paradigm delivering your favorite Black Sabbath classics with holiday lyrics.

With two releases, Children of the Sleigh (2015) and Christmas Bloody Christmas(2016), Santa Sabbath is your answer to the holiday blues. Enliven Christmas Eve with the relatives or enrage co-workers at the dreaded office holiday party, Santa Sabbath has you covered.
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Track Name: Santa Sabbath
What is this come down my chimney?
Figure in red beneath my tree
Grabs his sack and starts to run
Find out I’m getting a toy ray gun
Ho ho!

Reindeer shape with nose of fire
Giving children their desires
Santa’s sitting there he’s smiling
Watch as that sleigh goes higher and higher
Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas!

Have you been good my friend
Santa’s comin’ round the bend
Children running cuz they’re bad
A lump of coal was all that he had
Ho Ho Ho!!
Track Name: Sled in the Sky
I’m looking down from a sled in the sky
It’s Christmas Eve and now it’s my time to fly
I’m getting closer to the end of the line
I’ve come to wish you all a nice Christmastime

I’m in a chimney hole without any flue
I’m in the chimney bringing presents for you
A wooden horse and a new bat and ball
A happy holiday for one and for all

Sled in the sky, bringing you presents
Red nose of light – through the night

Find your stocking and there’s no turning back
The stuffing’s easy when you got Santa’s sack
You reach inside and find a big lump of coal
I guess you must have been a little butthole
Track Name: Frosty the Snowman
Frosty snowman jolly soul
With corncob pipe and eyes of coal
Was a fairy tale they say
But came to life on Christmas Day

Must have been some magic in that
Ragged old silk hat they found
When they put it on his head
He got right up and danced around

Dancing Frosty
Dance for Christmas Day
Oh yeah

Frosty’s real as he can be
Can laugh and play like you and me
Saw the sun was hot that day let’s
Dance before I melt away

Went down to the streets of town and
Then they spied a traffic cop
And they didn’t pause a moment
When they heard him holler stop

Frosty snowman tipped his hat
And said I must be on my way
Waved goodbye said don’t you cry I’m
Coming back on Christmas Day
Track Name: Electric Hanukkah
Candles in the sky
Telling you the day is nigh
Latkes are piled high
All for your festive time
Nine candles burning bright
Turn darkness into light
Turn snowmen into melt
Greedy fingers stained with gelt

Dreidel, dreidel made of clay
Now with dreidel you shall play
Time now you better pray
Do it again for seven days
World spinning like a dreidel
Looking back from grave to cradle
In flaming yarmulke
It's electric Hanukkah


Reading from the Torah
Lifting up to light menorah
Holiday spirits lifting higher
Reading script from Zechariah
No ham on the table
Share some gelt if you are able
Brisket smell rise from the pot
Frying up the sulfganiyot
Track Name: Children of the Sleigh
Silver tinsel in their minds
Children start to march
At 6 AM beneath the Xmas tree
Greed within their hearts
They're tired of being good and nice
And told just what to do
Now it's Xmas morning and their
Evil's shining through

Children of tomorrow live in
Fear of the naughty list
But the sunlight of this morning means there's
No more ass to kiss
Because the things they do today
They'll make up through the year
How far do you think they'll go
Now that they have no fear?

So you children of the world listen to what I say
If you want another gift next year
You'll get one anyway
Show the world that Santa's still alive
You must be brave
All you children of today are children of the sleigh
Track Name: Sweet Tree
All right now! Holly jolly!

Well I first met you
Out in the pines
That’s where I chopped you
And made you mine
You introduced me
To Christmas time
And left me wanting
Red blinking lights Oh yeah!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas was empty, I was feeling down
Until you took me, turned me around
Christmas is cool now, Christmas is fun
I love you sweet tree
O Tannenbaum! Oh yeah baby!

Atheists don’t know what you’re about
They try to throw you right out of town
But your real meaning they cannot see
Too bad the world don’t love you sweet tree
Ho Ho baby!

Come one now! Twelve drummers drumming!
Eleven pipers piping!
Got your lords a leaping! All right! On yeah!