12 Plays of Christmas – Day 7 – Get Behind Me Santa by Sufjan Stevens

20 Dec


Sufjan Stevens’ box set – Songs for Christmas – is a colourful, sprawling mix of over 40 seasonal songs recorded as giveaway EPs for the singer’s friends and family between 2001 and 2006.

It was a toss up between Get Behind Me, Santa and the beautiful banjo-led version of the 15th century German carol Lo! How A Rose E’er Blooming for today’s track.

But the Sufjan original – which plays out a humorous row between a ‘Christmas Curmudgeon’ and Santa (“I’m just another regular guy with superpowers and a penchant for the yule tide”) – pipped it.

Smile Sufjan!


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