When Santa got stuck up the chimney

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Music has long been a feature of the Christmas season and its celebrations. Whilst the earliest chants, litanies, and hymns were Latin works intended for use during the church liturgy, rather than popular songs, over time the words and music has evolved.

Today's musical Christmas celebrations comprise a variety of genres from traditional carols, emotive melodic arrangements, to fun 'sing-a-long' favourites.

To celebrate the 2013 festive season we have chosen to focus on the entertaining song 'When Santa got stuck up the chimney.' The charming images on the stamps, created by talented artist Nick Watton, imaginatively bring the lyrics to life.  Not much is known about the song's history, originally a folk song the popular version we're familiar with today has been performed by many artists over the years including Jimmy Grafton.


Date of Issue 13 November 2013
Designer Nick Watton
Printer Cartor Security Printing
Values 35p, 40p, 53p, 55p, 63p, 71p, 79p
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 30mm deep x 40mm wide
Paper 110gsm unwatermarked / PVA Adhesive
Sheet 50
Perforation 13 x 13.25
Cylinder A