The Christmas When Santa Tried To Be A Megastar

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One Christmas, Santa joined a band. He had always wanted to be a pop star, but usually only practised carol singing, which wasn’t that popular with the gnomes, since he was hopelessly out of tune. “Fa, la, la, la da, de, da, de, da” he sang at the top of his voice in the shower (which created even more shampoo bubbles !). “Do, ra, me, fa, so, la, te, doh !”, he continued as he was vacuum cleaning the grotto (which almost smashed the glass in the windows !). The Christmas fairy bought him a new drum … which he merrily banged until it was time to set off, delivering presents. The snowman lent Santa his guitar, in the hope that he would be a somewhat quieter musician … no such luck ! He couldn’t read the musical notes in his music book ! No wonder that he was out of tune, the snow was falling heavily and smudged the ink, so that was why he was such a poor songster, I think ! He met for rehearsals every day of the week … in the garden shed, whilst the elves clattered their hammers. The performance was due to be held on Christmas Eve at three by the Christmas tree … Santa sold tickets most successfully. Santa was top of the bill – and their favourite hits gave the gnomes a real thrill ! “Hoorah !”, they cheered … joining in the chorus and filling their glasses with beer, as Santa appeared. The loud music kept the neighbours awake – “Keep the noise down, Santa, for heaven’s sake !”, they cried. FAL – DE – DA, the choir sang, CRASH ! BANG ! … symbols crashed and sleigh bells rang. Santa asked Mrs. Christmas for a new trumpet as a present, he was so pleased, when he saw what he’d got … though the robin redbreast wasn’t that happy when he played it a lot !

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Musical Notes

Add the number of notes on Santa’s keyboard.5 + 46 + 4359 =14 + 235 + 215 + 23 =14 + 2421 + 234 =

3465 + 46 + 2354 + 24 =

14 + 234 + 2354 + 352 =

124 + 124 + 2134 =

45 + 45 + 570 + 464 =

234 + 24 + 325 + 2 =

2534 + 214 + 325 =

1424 + 213 + 54 =

© Jacqueline Richards 2008

Answers : 1. 4,4102. 4873. 2, 669

4. 5, 889

5. 2, 954

6. 2, 382

7. 1, 124

8. 585

9. 3, 073

10. 1, 691

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