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The Kinks

Father Christmas

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“Father Christmas” is a 1977 single by English group The Kinks. It tells of a department store Father Christmas who is beaten up by a gang of poor kids who tell him to give them money instead of toys, as toys are impractical; and asks that the toys be given “to the little rich boys.“ At one point, a child asks the narrator to give his/her father a job for Christmas. The song has been covered a number of times by bands including the Gigolo Aunts, Green Day, Man Overboard, Bad Religion, Warrant, Lit, Bowling For Soup, Save Ferris, Smash Mouth, Cary Brothers, Action Action, Everything, Deer Tick, OK Go , and the Clay Pigeons. The track appeared on several commercials in the US for the 2006 film Unaccompanied Minors. The track was included on the Arista compilation Come Dancing... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Father Christmas, give us some money ... We'll beat you up if you don't hand it over ... We got no time for your silly toys

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