Vinyl LP pressing. 1999 holiday release from the rock icon. Ringo Starr is the first Beatle to release a full-length Christmas album, and I Wanna Be a Santa Claus is very much in the group’s spirit. Since he returned to recording in 1992, Starr has made a point of making music reminiscent of the Beatles. The album is filled with holiday standards such as ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’, ‘The Little Drummer Boy’, ‘Winter Wonderland’, and ‘White Christmas’, alongside a half dozen Christmas originals. When the Beatles officially split in 1970, Ringo defied the odds and achieved the most commercial solo success of all four fabs during the first part of the ’70s. While he was eventually eclipsed by his former bandmates midway through that decade, he has continued to release a series of albums that embrace his past while also carving out his own style that can only be called ‘Ringo-esque’!