"Father Christmas" as written by and Ray Davies....
When I was small I believed in Santa Claus
Though I knew it was my dad
And I would hang up my stocking at Christmas
Open my presents and I'd be glad

But the last time I played Father Christmas
I stood outside a department store
A gang of kids came over and mugged me
And knocked my reindeer to the floor

They said
Father Christmas, give us some money
Don't mess around with those silly toys
We'll beat you up if you don't hand it over
We want your bread so don't make us annoyed
Give all the toys to the little rich boys

Don't give my brother a Steve Austin outfit
Don't give my sister a cuddly toy
We don't want a jigsaw or monopoly money
We only want the real mccoy

Father Christmas, give us some money
We'll beat you up if you make us annoyed
Father Christmas, give us some money
Don't mess around with those silly toys

But give my daddy a job 'cause he needs one
He's got lots of mouths to feed
But if you've got one I'll have a machine gun
So I can scare all the kids on the street

Father Christmas, give us some money
We got no time for your silly toys
We'll beat you up if you don't hand it over
Give all the toys to the little rich boys

Have yourself a merry merry Christmas
Have yourself a good time
But remember the kids who got nothin'
While you're drinkin' down your wine

Father Christmas, give us some money
We got no time for your silly toys
Father Christmas, please hand it over
We'll beat you up so don't make us annoyed

Father Christmas, give us some money
We got no time for your silly toys
We'll beat you up if you don't hand it over
We want your bread so don't make us annoyed
Give all the toys to the little rich boys


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"Father Christmas" as written by Ray Davies

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    General Commentits about poor kids during christmas, how they don't really need the toys, but money
    spooner113on December 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Don't give my brother a Steve Austin outfit"

    For any young'ns out there confused by this lyric: Steve Austin was "The Six Million Dollar Man", a popular American TV show in the '70s.
    no springson January 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow has this song not been added before now?! That's insane...definitely my favorite Kinks song.
    jsoccerdudeon July 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a shame they stuck it in that crappy movie last year..still an awesome song, nonetheless.
    ms. mary annon May 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey spelled Santa Claus wrong
    nickyeah1on June 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust a funny christmas song about some little jackasses mugging the poor schmuck playing Father Christmas outside a department store. Pretty damn funny if you ask me.
    Red Octoberon September 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how under-rated The Kinks are.
    There songs often seem simple, but if you look at the lyrics you can see that they are deeply political or refer to social issues.
    I LOVE it.
    BettyHolly1950on June 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song is really about a kid who is pissed off at the fact that his family is poor and that all he got for christmas was a big black rubber dick.
    BelfastSonon November 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"But give my daddy a job 'cause he needs one
    He's got lots of mouths to feed'

    Is the key to the song.
    SusanBassPlayeron December 29, 2016   Link

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