FFS Advent Calendar Door Three | Fountains Of Wayne – The Man In The Santa Suit

Criminally, Fountains of Wayne have only troubled the UK top 40 three times. One of those was back in 1997 with their festive single ‘I Want An Alien For Christmas’. While that was memorable for its sheer silliness, the real gem was the B side, ‘The Man In The Santa Suit’ – the tale of a man forced take a job dressing as Father Christmas in his local mall to make ends meet. It’s everything FoW do best – a bittersweet story of modern suburban America told with economy, wit and a killer tune – with added sleigh bells.

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