With Just A Hint Of Amelia

Princess Amelia meets Santa Claus on his way to Godderwil

Posted on: December 12, 2011

Dearest princess Amelia I hope you’ve sent your list to Santa. I also hope that you’ve checked it twice and most importantly I hope that you’ve been good, because Santa Claus will always find out whether you’ve been naughty or nice. Personally I am very, very confident that you have not been naughty. Anyway as Christmas approaches the world and especially the kingdom of Godderwil I thought it would be fun to make this months post a Christmas related one. In fact I think that every December post will focus on a different Christmas song.

This time I have chosen one of my favourite Yuletide songs. I have liked this one since I was a little boy. It’s called “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”. The song was written in 1934 by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie. It was sung on Eddie Cantor’s US radio show in November 1934 and within a week 100,000 copies of the sheet music of the song had been sold, by Christmas that total had risen to 400,000. This was in the days before most people were able to buy recorded music so the sales charts were based purely on the sale of sheet music. But it was number one in the sheet music charts.

The song has been recorded by hundreds of different artists and in 1970 was even made into an animated film on which a very talented dancer by the name of Fred Astaire provided the narration. The film told the original story of Santa and how he came to be. I will show you three of my favourite versions of the song, one of which I hope will really get your dancing shoes moving before Santa comes to your house in a couple of weeks. Princess Amelia, Lady Catherine and I would like to wish you and all your subjects, servants and the rest of the Godderwil Royal Family a wonderful Christmas full of love, presents, food and festive fun.

Now you know the top secret workings of Santa's sleigh!

Princess Amelia don’t forget to ask Mummy and Daddy to click on NASA’s Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve so that you know when he will arrive in Godderwil.

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1 Response to "Princess Amelia meets Santa Claus on his way to Godderwil"

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