It’s Santa Claus!

It's Santa Claus!

It's Santa Claus! CD back cover

It's Santa Claus! on CD artwork

An Instant Holiday Classic

Since their inception back in 2000, Ben Rudnick and Friends have been wrapping up increasingly busy years by playing December holiday shows that take the spirit of the season and turn it into fun energy. And every year they’ve been asked, “Do you guys have a holiday CD?” The answer has always been “no,” until now. Ben and the band have taken their trademark “fun for all” attitude and finally recorded the oft-requested holiday CD.

It’s Santa Claus!—named for the instant classic title track—is full of holiday cheer. In addition to It’s Santa Claus!, Ben and the band have recorded classic holiday tunes with the twists and turns evolved after playing holiday shows for nearly a decade.

At once classic and adventurous, this is sure to be a holiday favorite for years to come.

Listen to selected songs from the CD


Ben Rudnick & Friends

Ben Rudnick: guitars, organ, vocals
Arnie Ashford: bass, vocals
John Zevos: mandolin, tenor guitar, vocals
Jared Steer: drums
Mark Yacovone: accordion


Phil Aiken: organ
Jeff Bird: harmonica
Rob Lee: saxophones


Produced by Ben Rudnick & Andy Pinkham

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Mortal Music, Charlestown, Massachusetts

Vocal harmony arrangements by A. Ashford & A. Pinkham

Art and design by Bob von Elgg

Release Date: November 2, 2010


Santa Choice Awards

Santa Choice Award
December 2014



"The original song, "It's Santa Claus" is in a class with Christmas favorites like "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "Frosty the Snowman."
~ Bob Etier,

"It is very hard NOT to sing along with this album and I found that it could easily provoke the holiday mood."
~ Take It From Me

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