Whew... give me a second... I'm shortwinded from typing out that title!
This Christmas single comes to us from across the pond - a British single that made the rounds back in 1981.
Fogwell Flax was (still is) a comedy performer / impressionist whose big break came on the now legendary British kids show "Tiswas" in its final year of 1981-1982. For more on this anarchic, pie-flying, and show, check out "Tiswas Online"
Looking at the picture sleeve seen here, Mr. Flax is holding a CB radio surrounded by some of the ankle biters. So that should give you an idea behind the title of "One-Nine For Santa".
My first reaction was: "Why did Flax release this CB radio themed Christmas song so late?" By 1981, the CB craze was all but dead in America. Not so in England. Their craze occurred for several years in the early 1980s.
There are picture sleeves and there are picture sleeves. You can probably tell which category this one falls into. This record (and sleeve) caught my attention on eBay earlier this year (I bid and won this item at auction).
Watch out for them Smokeys:
Fogwell Flax & The Ankle Biters From Freehold Junior School - Christmas 45
Happy listening, good buddies. I'm 10-10 on the side...