What happened when Father Christmas came out

What happened when Father Christmas came out


norman lebrecht

November 05, 2015

father christmas coming out

The Western Daily Press was disturbed when it unwrapped its Nestlé Father Christmas.

So cunning those Swiss.


  • Brian says:

    “Slipped Disc – the inside track on classical music and related cultures”…

    Must be a musical c(l)ock.

  • T. Manor says:

    Gee, I wonder why N. Lebrecht picked this as a story?! Apparently rainbows have been commandeered from the sky.

  • Emily G. says:


  • Max Grimm says:

    The thing I find stranger than chocolate warming and hardening taking on unintended shapes once cooled, is that this story is apparently from July and 2014 at that.
    I guess if you go looking for Father Christmas in July, you can’t expect first rate quality.

  • JayBuyer says:

    Where are the moaners complaining that this story is far too flippant, even vulgar, for such a serious music blog? Already hibernating in the comforting straw of Schoenberg’s Second String Quartet?

    • Max Grimm says:

      Well, moaning without somebody willing to hear you out or take your viewpoint into consideration, is just a waste of breath.
      And speaking of Schoenberg, I am currently listening to and watching a rather marvelous performance of the Gurrelieder.

    • Philip Amos says:

      Nope. Just yawning and wondering why this ancient item was posted at all. I gave up kicking against the pricks long ago. Doing so has produced not one iota of improvement in this blog.

    • Philip Amos says:

      One thing I should add, though. If the usual suspects cum experts in international affairs want to go to war again, they might take note that this appears to be a Jewish Father Christmas.

  • J. says:

    Wow, Dailebrecht Mail strikes again.

  • V.Lind says:

    What a cock-up.

  • Hans-Dieter Glaubke says:

    Seek, and ye shall find. The muckrakting journalistic approach has found a home long ago in Mr. Lebrecht’s finger tips. Dreams of sugar plum fairies, sir?

  • Patrick John Gordon Shaw says:

    Yum Yum!

  • Dave says:

    Who knew Santa was black!