But in all the years that I heard this song it never dawned on me that Santa Claus was actually Daddy. I never realized this until a few years ago when I heard Brad Paisley's version of an entirely different song, "Santa Looks A Lot Like Daddy and Daddy Looks A Lot Like Him." I must have heard these two novelty Christmas songs back-to-back and that's when I realized that Santa was Daddy in both songs.
How stupid could I have been?
Well, I'll simply choose to believe that for all those many years I was a naive true believer: Santa is Santa and Daddy is Daddy.