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Spinning rare and precious grooves, mostly of a British showbiz or comedy nature, The Downstairs Lounge is a haven for neglected and forgotten records.
Seasonal offering from the late actor Patrick Cargill.
Father, Dear Father was a British television sitcom produced by Thames Television for ITV from 1968 to 1973 starring Patrick Cargill. It was subsequently made into a spin-off film of the same title released in 1973. An Australian sequel series, also titled Father, Dear Father, (but usually referenced as Father, Dear Father in Australia to distinguish it from the UK original), followed in 1978.
Father Christmas has a British origin and is a figure that was originally associated with Christmas during the 15th Century. In today’s world, Father Christmas and Santa Claus have been merged together. Santa Claus has become an icon that is often used to represent Christmas. However, Santa Claus wasn’t always Santa. Now, Santa Claus in addition to bring presents for children is also responsible for bringing merry and cheer to all the people. Comparison between Santa Claus and Father Christmas: Santa Claus.
Father Christmas is the traditional English name for the personification of Christmas. Although now known as a Christmas gift-bringer, and normally considered to be synonymous with American culture's Santa Claus which is now known worldwide, he was originally part of an unrelated and much older English folkloric tradition. The recognisably modern figure of the English Father Christmas developed in the late Victorian period, but Christmas had been personified for centuries before then.
Father Christmas Relaxing After the Big Event. Father Christmas wears a Red Suit, so he must be a communist. And he sports a beard and long hair, so he must be a pacifist. Father Christmas Opens His Own Presents. Dear Father Christmas, You can send me one of everything from the boys' section of the Sears catalogue. But nothing from the girls' section. I can't wait for Christmas to come.
Album · 2009 · 20 Songs. Gather Round The Christmas Tree. 6. Christmas Alphabet.
Images of Father Christmas prior to about 1880 most pictures showed him with a green coat. The red became the most popular colour after the US introduction by Coca Cola during the 1930s. How do we know what Father Christmas looks like? We owe much about what we know about the Father Christmas today to the Americans of the 19th Century. In 1822, Clement Clarke Moore described what he imagined Father Christmas to look like in a poem. Father Christmas was originally part of an old English midwinter festival, normally dressed in green, a sign of the returning spring. He was known as 'Sir Christmas', 'Old Father Christmas' or Old Winter'. In this earliest form, Father Christmas was not the bringer of gifts for small children, nor did he come down the chimney.
Patrick Cargill is the author Patrick Glover of tacky thrillers who is separated from his wife, but has custody of his two teenage daughters. Also in the picture is Nanny, the housekeeper, and Georgy his agent, with whom he's also having a long-running relationship. Oh, and there's an enormous St Bernard dog, called . Each episode is a mini farce, usually with a misunderstanding that leads to conversations which drive Patrick wild
|A||Father, Dear Father Christmas||2:18|
|B||If He Could Talk|
|F 13466||Patrick Cargill||Father, Dear Father Christmas (7", Single, Promo)||Decca||F 13466||UK||1973|
Funk / Pop