Snoopy’s Christmas 45 by The Royal Guardsmen

Snoopy's Christmas

The Royal Guardsmen, for better of worse, will always be associated with their series of Snoopy songs based on the comic character.

They were a band from Ocala, Florida and consisted of vocalist/guitarist Barry Winslow, vocalist Chris Nunley, lead guitarist Tom Richards, bassist Bill Balough, and organist Billy Taylor. They hit it big in late 1966 with their number two hit “Snoopy vs. The Red Baron” and followed that with “The Return Of The Red Baron.”

The Christmas season of 1967 found them issuing a Christmas song, which they naturally titled “Snoopy’s Christmas.” It did not reach the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart but reached number one on the BILLBOARD Christmas Chart. It also reached number 15 in 1968 and number 11 in 1969.

It may not have been “White Christmas” but it was an appealing piece of pop fluff.

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