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Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, "Little Saint Nick" is a Christmas-themed hot rod song, in the vein of "Little Deuce Coupe", this time featuring Santa Claus and his sleigh. The single peaked at number 3 on Billboard magazine's special seasonal weekly Christmas Singles chart. "Little Saint Nick" reappeared on The Beach Boys' Christmas Album in 1964, with the stereo pressings of the album containing a new mix that removes the overdubbed sleigh bells and tuned percussion. This was done so that it would fit better with the sound of the album's first side, which was recorded in a hurry with basic instrumentation.