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Uncle Barky's Countdown to Christmas -- Episode Five

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Forty years ago, brothers Ray and Dave Davies outwardly were still getting along when The Kinks recorded the single “Father Christmas,” which Ray wrote.

“I love him, he loves me,” Dave told The Daily Mail in May of this year. “But when we’re in the same room, it doesn’t work . . . I like to say Ray was only happy for the first three years of his life -- until I came along. But he’s still my brother.”

A pity. But back in 1977, Ray and Dave still rocked and shared the stage. And in that spirit, we give you their unbridled “Father Christmas” video. It still holds up, with the group more or less in Santa suits. The song since has been covered by the likes of Green Day, Smash Mouth and Cheap Trick.

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