Uncle Josh Plays Santa Claus. Cal Stewart, Recorded 1907.
Summarized from Wikipedia:
Cal Stewart spent his early life working in circuses, medicine shows and vaudeville to great acclaim as “Uncle Josh Weathersby from Way Down East”, a resident of a mythical New England farming town called “Punkin Center.”
Around 1897, Thomas Edison’s studios hired him to cut several cylinder recordings of his famous speeches and songs. They were well received by the public, and launched an entire series of recordings based on the Uncle Josh character. Stewart’s trademark on these recordings are the easily recognizable laugh that precedes his speeches.