Santa (AKA Father Christmas, Santa Claus, Kris Kringle and Saint Nicholas) has thrown his red hat into the ring to be Christmas Number One. He took a small break from making toys for Christmas and popped into the recording studio to sing about his favourite type of pastry: The Mince Pie.
Santa credits Mrs Claus for the inspiration for the song. One day, she caught Santa having a cheeky mince pie and commented on the noises he made;
“I saw him tiptoe across the kitchen floor and the next thing I knew all the mince pies were gone! All I heard was a ho ho ho, a nom nom nom and a gobble gobble gobble.”
Being an unsigned artist in the race for Christmas number one, means the odds are stacked against the jolly red man. But he doesn’t seem that fussed and just wants to put a smile on the faces of his listeners.
The song is expected to be particularly well received in the United Kingdom where the mince pie is an essential Christmas treat. The 2018 UK Christmas Number one was a song about sausage rolls, could another pastry be number one this year? Santa jolly well hopes so!
“Grunt Grunt Grunt” – Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer, North Pole
“Cool as a cucumber!” – Snowman, North Pole
“Best Song I have Ever Heard!” – Head Elf Bernard, North Pole News
“Alexa, play the mince pie song”
Santa has even proved to be a bit of a techy and he has released two Alexa skills to support the release of the mince pie song:
Christmas Countdown – The skill will give you an update from Santa everyday from the first of December to Christmas day. It already has over 52,000 reviews and an average rating of 4.3.
Santa Claus – The skill let’s you ask Santa for the news from the North Pole, funny workouts, instructions for cooking mince pies and loads more.
So what are you waiting for?! Put the song on repeat, grab a mince pie and get into the festive spirit! Merry Christmas!