Buck Owens Delivers ‘Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy’ In 1960s Performance

Buck Owens Delivers ‘Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy’ In 1960s Performance | Classic Country Music Videos

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The pioneer of the Bakersfield sound gave country music a lot to talk about when he was a young chap. In this rare recording of him singing “Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy,” you can see exactly why!

His Sparkling Nudie Suit

As Buck Owens stood in front of the crowd with a big smile on his face, he was wearing a classic bedazzled Nudie suit of the times. His guitar was hung across his chest with a guitar strap with “BUCK” written in big letters. Just one look at him, and you’ll be brought back to simpler days.

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A Hit Christmas Record

While the host is introducing Buck, you can feel his excitement come across the stage. Knowing he was in the midst of a legend, he almost runs out of breath asking the crowd, “Would you believe it? This nut here had the number two – of all the artists in the country – he had the number two Christmas record!”

“Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy”

Obviously, Buck had to play something off his hit record – and he knew just what to sing. “Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy” was on the B-side of the record and most Buck Owens fans can sing it word for word.


The story follows a young boy who sneaks downstairs only to catch a glimpse of his father in a Santa costume. Buck sings the upbeat tune with the smile we all fell in love with back in the 1960s.

You can watch his blast-from-the-past performance below. We’re sure you’ll have it on repeat as the holidays get closer and closer!

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