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Greg Lake – I Believe in Father Christmas (1975)

January 3, 1863 cover of Harper's Weekly, one ...

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Video, Lyrics and Making Of for one of the best Christmas Songs ever.

Quick bit of trivia – the instrumental “chorus” between verses is called “Troika” from Prokoviev’s Lieutenant Kijé Suite. Another part  of the  same Suite (“Romance”) also ended up in Sting’s Russians.

Hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas from the Exit blog!!

They said there’d be snow at Christmas

They said there’d be peace on Earth

But instead, it just kept on raining

A veil of tears for the Virgin birth

 

I remember one Christmas morning

A winter’s light and a distant choir

And the peal of a bell

And that Christmas tree smell

And their eyes full of tinsel and fire

 

They sold me a dream of Christmas

They sold me a Silent Night

And they told me a fairy story

Till I believed in the Israelite

 

And I believed in Father Christmas

And I looked to the sky with excited eyes

Then I woke with a yawn

In the first light of dawn

And I saw him and through his disguise

 

I wish you a hopeful Christmas

I wish you a brave New Year

All anguish pain and sadness

Leave your heart and let your road be clear

They said there’d be snow at Christmas

They said there’d be peace on Earth

Hallelujah, Noel, be it Heaven or Hell

The Christmas we get, we deserve

Strange Random Santa Quote:

Christmas at my house is always at least six or seven times more pleasant than anywhere else. We start drinking early. And while everyone else is seeing only one Santa Claus, we’ll be seeing six or seven. – W.C. Fields, The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips & One-Liners

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