WEIRD SEARCH REQUESTS
I both got this search request and did a similar search myself within the past couple of minutes, based on hearing that song on the Bell ExpressVu commercials.
The answer? It's Emerson, Lake, and Palmer's "I Believe in Father Christmas", with "Father Christmas" being the British version of Santa Claus, for those of you in Rio Linda.
They said there'll be snow at Christmas
They said there'll be peace on Earth
But instead it just kept on raining
A veil of tears for the VIRGIN BIRTH
I remember one Christmas morning
A winters light and a distant choir
And the peal of a bell and that Christmas Tree smell
AND EYES full of tinsel and fire"
Ehh... sorry, I know seventies progressive rock was pretentious at the best of times, but I'm finding even that little ten second or so clip from the song to be rather depressing, as far as Christmas songs go, though, still, I would much rather hear this then John Lennon's awful Christmas dirge "Merry Christmas (War is Over)", which is almost as bad as John Lennon's awful rest of the year dirge, "Imagine".
I'm still waiting for someone to use the best Christmas song ever recorded in a commerical: Michie Tomizawa as "Rei Hino/Sailor Mars" singing George Michael's "Last Christmas", originally from the WHAM! album, Music from the Edge of Heaven, in awkward "Engrish" on the second Sailor Moon Christmas album, Sailor Stars Merry Christmas! (Nihon Columbia COCC-13827). My favourite line: "Tell me baby, do you lecognize me? Well, it's been a year, it doesn't supplies me!"