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Who Believes in Father Christmas?

December 17th, 2009

His talent is boundless! Having mastered the Art of Calligraphy Greg Lake has applied his pen to create a ‘lithograph’ of the lyric of “I Believe In Father Christmas”.

It is on sale now at his recently reopened online shop. And thus it came about that I conspired with Jo the Elf, resident artist here at SSOS, to produce an alternative. Not a lithograph, as such, but a jolly ‘pictograph‘ of “I Believe in Father Christmas”. We admit that it is not as handsome as Greg’s but it is fun, it is downloadable, it is credited correctly and being free it is considerably cheaper.

Oh. Just one more thing. Some dimwit has written ‘a piece’ on Wikipedia claiming the song Ho! Ho! Ho! is about the commercialism of Xmas. I almost wish it were the irony would be a hoot, but its not.¬† It is in general about loss of innocence and in particular it pictures the last real happy christmas I spent in 1950 with my mother, our house keeping ex high wire walker Maria¬†& a candle of hairdressers. PjS 2009.

4 Responses to “Who Believes in Father Christmas?”

  1. Bob Schwier

    I admit this sounds stupid but I cannot find the name of the classical piece
    that acts as a background to Father Christmas. I remember that it was used
    in one of the really old versions of Scrooge and I suspect it belongs to
    Handel but having asked others here in U.S.A. I have not got a good answer.

  2. Derek Tyler

    Sergei Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kije Suite (1934)

  3. Peter W.

    Believe it or not, Bob, it’s not by Handel at all. It’s “Troika”, from Sergei Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kije Suite.

  4. leo vidal

    I think is Troika fro Sergei Prokofiev. Have a nice Christmas., Leo from Chile.


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