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"Making Toys" is the second song from "Santa Claus: The Movie".

Structurally, this song is built along the same basic lines as John Williams' Superman March and Jerry Goldsmith's Main Title Theme from Supergirl (no surprise there, since the Salkinds' clout was, to coin a phrase, instrumental in making each theme come to life). Recently, your humble Elf without Jingles, with a major-league assist from Australian and longtime Santa Claus: The Movie fan Serge Cirkov, assembled a new, updated retranscription of "Making Toys," using two tracks from the extended Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album. Here now is that extended re-transcription, in its entirety:



 Making toys --- when you're an Elf, better be good, 

And you must also use quality wood! 

Quality must come first. That is an Elf's matter of pride, 

Which ev'ry Yuletide they/we provide! 

They're/We're all master artists when they paint; 

They've/We've never heard one complaint! 

Colorful work improves; 

Start with some green, yellow and blue --- 

Happily making toys for you! 

(Instrumental pause) 


 Making toys, tons of toys for a zillion girls and boys, 

All the toys ev'ry girl and boy enjoys: 

From animals and sailing boats 

To dolls with shiny shoes and coats 

And toys for boys who like a lot of noise! 

Sweets and treats for your tums, 

Made with thousand-gallon drums --- 

It becomes one of life's great joys. 

Elves/We are here to make your Christmas better ev'ry year --- 

They/We really love making toys! 

(instrumental break) 


 Making toys, there's not a thing that they adore, 

And it can carry them rightly along! 

They're/We're at it all year long, 

As soon as one business is done, 

Business of next year has begun! 

They/we work all the day and nighttime, too, 

'Cause Christmas is all they/we do! 

Happy to tell you now, knowing the skill that it employs, 

There is no thrill like making toys! 


 Making toys ev'ry year is a very fine career, 

And they/we work in a happy atmosphere! 

They/We carve and weave and paint enough, 

So many of the things you love, 

And all their/our love is ever very clear! 

Though they/we say so themselves, 

They/We are very clever elves, 

And their/our shelves show their perfect poise! 

Elves/We are seldom done, you see, when Christmas time is near --- 

Let's hear it for making toys! 

FINALE:  Making toys, that is the best job there can be, 

And ev'ry toy they/we make can be a friend; 

Ev-er-y Christmas Eve, they/we have a big task to achieve; 

Keeping them/us making toys --- 

Happily making toys again!

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