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Santa's Christmas Eve Blues (edition 2012)

by Douglas Lindsay

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Title:Santa's Christmas Eve Blues
Authors:Douglas Lindsay
Info:Blasted Heath (2012), Kindle Edition
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Santa's Christmas Eve Blues by Douglas Lindsay

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In this wonderful bite-size slice of yuletide magic, the very future of Christmas is in doubt. It's Christmas Eve, but just at the moment when he should be putting on his red suit and checking his beard for snowy whiteness, Santa is sitting in his underwear, drinking hot chocolate and singing the blues. Fortunately, anyone who thinks that Christmas can no longer be left in the hands of little people in green outfits, is about to be proved wrong. With fabulous characters and madcap rhymes,
SANTA'S CHRISTMAS EVE BLUES is set to become a seasonal favourite with young and old for generations to come.

SANTA'S CHRISTMAS EVE BLUES is a 5000-word short story.

"A cute little story with more than a disturbing truth about what Christmas has become." -- Not The Baseball Pitcher

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Short story – so a short review!

This was another short read and something a bit topical for the time of year, even though I’m not yet in the festive spirit. Lindsay waxes satirically on what Christmas has become – big business, rampant commercialism and profit. Interesting enough and a decent way to spend the best part of an hour.
I would have to say Lindsay's writing talent is better suited to standard prose, as opposed to the song-writing skills employed here, but maybe his lyrics are intentionally bad. (You can hear him wailing away somewhere on his website, or at least you could last time I visited. Susan Boyle can sleep easy for now!)

I have read a few of his novels mainly from his humourous Barney Thomson, serial killing barber series. I will try and read something else by him in 2014 for my Scottish challenge.

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Picked up as a freebie on Amazon a year or so ago.

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  col2910 | Apr 17, 2014 |
Santa's got the blues. He now works for a big corporation, his elves have been laid off, and his role has been reduced to using his magic to deliver 16 million presents in one night. But now it's Christmas Eve and all he wants to do is sit, play his guitar, sing the blues, and drink hot chocolate. It looks like Christmas isn't going to happen. But...perhaps there is a little magic left in the world.

This is a pretty minor story, mostly enjoyable for Lindsay's wacko humor. ( )
  datrappert | Dec 21, 2012 |
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