Father Christmas was recorded by Elastica on December 6th 1994 during a John Peel session, meaning our Musical Advent ERNIE missed its 20th anniversary by a mere three days (not bad given this ERNIE wasn’t even born until long after Elastica called it a day). It’s a cover of an Adam Ant song, Cleopatra, given a seasonal makeover and some not-so-deep Chrimble lyrics in the spirit of the original:

Father Christmas, He’s got a big bag

So full of presents, Now that’s a big bag

Father Christmas, He’s got a reindeer

With a red nose

He’s got a big, big, bag, A big, big, bag