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Rank this week: 106 (↓9)
Duration: 3:43 
Release Date: 11/25/1977  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: Ray Davies (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: Ray Davies (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By: Ray Davies (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Released By: Arista AS 0296 (single) (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Published By: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: ASCAP  #360135382 (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Keywords: CHRISTMAS, FATHER CHRISTMAS, KINKS, MONEY, POVERTY, PUNK, STEVE AUSTIN 
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  • For all the kiddies...
    The "Steve Austin outfit" Davies refers to in this song is not the Austin of recent pro wrestling fame, but the character the wrestler himself was named after- Steve Austin, the "Six Million Dollar Man" from the campy '70s TV show played by Lee Majors. The show must have been popular in Britain at the time Davies wrote this song. Though why anyone would want to wear a "Steve Austin outfit" is beyond me. I recall there being massive piles of merchandising connected to the show, but never outfits that let you dress up like middle-aged actors. Marketing people were clearly doing lots of very hard drugs in those days. (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Recording had begun the previous year, completed October 1977 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    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 down 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
    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
    (peterpuck9)
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