Waiting for Santa USA, known as Barney's Happy Christmas for Australian releases, is the Barney & The Backyard Gang series, originally released on January 6th 1990. The video was re-released in 1992 and 1993, being sold until 1998.


Barney and the kids travel to the North Pole to assure new-friend Derek that his name is on Santa's good list. They frolic on ice, play in the snow, and learn that giving things to others is what Christmas is all about. Educational Theme: Doing Things for Others and Singing Classic Christmas Songs

Song List

1. Barney & The Backyard Gang Theme Song

2. When Santa Comes to our House (Performed by: Michael and Amy)

3. Waiting for Santa (Performed by: Michael and Amy)

4. I Love You (Performed by: Barney, Michael, Amy, Tina, Luci, and Adam)

5. S-A-N-T-A (Performed by: Barney, Michael, Amy, Tina, Luci, and Adam)

6. Star Light, Star Bright (Performed by: Derek)

7. Up on the Housetop (Performed by: Barney and the Backyard Gang)

8. Jingle Bells (Performed by: Barney and the Backyard Gang)

9. Winter's Wonderful (Performed by: Snowman and the Backyard Gang)


  • Barney (David Voss & Bob West)
  • Michael (Brian Eppes)
  • Amy (Becky Swonke)
  • Adam (Alexander Jhin)
  • Derek (Rickey Carter)
  • Luci (Leah Gloria)
  • Tina (Jessica Zucha)
  • Buster, the dog (Grouchie)
  • The Snowman (Voiced by Bob West)
  • Santa Claus (Henry Hammack)
  • Mrs. Claus (Jeanne Cairns)