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The Kinks "Father Christmas"

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The other day on VH-1 Classic they played this whole 1977 Kinks concert and we wondered "do children really know how good they have it?"

When LAist were little kids we heard this song and thought it was the greatest thing ever. So Anti-Christmas while having the spirit of the season at its heart. But back then we had to wait for it to get played on Dr. Demento or somewhere random and only if we were lucky would we be able to record it properly on on boom boxes. But when we got it, we played it all Christmas.

It was a real rock Christmas song.

Later more Christmas songs by rock stars came out, but few were as snipey and original and as ballsy as "Father Christmas", which is why we share it with you this morning.