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Oakley Haldeman (1909–1986)

Songwriter ("Here Comes Santa Claus"), composer, author and the general manager for a music publisher. He joined ASCAP in 1949, and his other popular-song compositions include "Brush Those Tears From Your Eyes", "I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine", "Tho' I Tried", "Pretty Mary", "Texas Polka", "Honey Child", "Vic'try Train", "Last Mile", and "Texans ... See full bio »

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(age 77) in Mesa, Arizona, USA

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 2013 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Previously Unaired Christmas (2013) ... (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus" - uncredited)
 2013 Gimme Shelter (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)/Housetop Celebration")
 2012 Christmas in Compton (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
 2010-2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #20.53 (2011) ... (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.56 (2010) ... (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.53 (2010) ... (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus" - uncredited)
 2009 The Cleveland Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Cleveland Brown Christmas (2009) ... (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" - uncredited)
 2009 Nativity! (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
 2008 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jennifer Aniston/Pilobolus (2008) ... (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)")
 2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Orphan Earl (2008) ... (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" - uncredited)
 2008 Axe Massacre (Short) (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
 2007 Radio City Christmas Spectacular (TV Movie) (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus" - uncredited)
 2007 Fred Claus (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)", "Ludacrismas")
 2006 Las Vegas (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- White Christmas (2006) ... (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
- Meatball Montecito (2006) ... (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
 2006 Unaccompanied Minors (writer: "Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus")
 2005 Nynne (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
 2004 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hal's Christmas Gift (2004) ... (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
 2004 The Polar Express (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)")
 2004 The Stepford Wives (lyrics: "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" (1947)) / (music: "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" (1947))
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 1997)
- 'Tis the Fifteenth Season (2003) ... (music: "Here Comes Santa Claus" - uncredited)
- Miracle on Evergreen Terrace (1997) ... (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)")
 1999 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey (TV Special) (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" - uncredited)
 1999 Man on the Moon (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus" (1947) - as Oakly Haldeman)
 1999 Futurama (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Xmas Story (1999) ... (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus" (parody))
 1998 I'll Be Home for Christmas (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
 1998 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Werewolf (1998) ... (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus" - uncredited)
 1997 Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas (TV Movie documentary) ("Here Comes Santa Claus" (excerpt))
 1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus" (1947))
 1993 RoboCop 3 (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
 1989 Christmas Vacation (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
 1985 Better Off Dead... (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
 1981 A Chipmunk Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)")
 1976 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.11 (1976) ... (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
 1974 The Year Without a Santa Claus (TV Movie) (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
 1971 Duel (TV Movie) (writer: "Brush Those Tears from Your Eyes")
 1950-1955 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Saddle Up (1955) ... (writer: "Pretty Mary")
- Law Comes to Scorpion (1955) ... (writer: "I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine")
- Outlaw Warning (1954) ... (writer: "I've Got a Heart as Big as Texas")
- Galloping Hoofs (1951) ... (writer: "Pretty Mary")
- Double Barreled Vengeance (1951) ... (writer: "I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine")
 1953 The Liberace Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Show (1953) ... (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
 1951 Texans Never Cry (writer: "Texans Never Cry")
 1950 The Blazing Sun (writer: "Brush Those Tears From Your Eyes")
 1949 The Cowboy and the Indians (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
 1949 Susanna Pass (writer: "Brush Those Tears From Your Eyes")
 1949 Ted Fio Rito and His Orchestra (Short) (writer: "Brush Those Tears from Your Eyes" - uncredited)
 1948 Loaded Pistols (writer: "Pretty Mary")
 1947 Saddle Pals (music: "I Wish I Never Had Met Sunshine")
 1944 Twilight on the Prairie (writer: "Texas Polka")
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