‘Santa looked a lot like Daddy’
This Christmas song was co-written by Buck Owens in 1965 and was a seasonal hit for him. It has since been recorded by such artists as Brad Paisley and Garth Brooks. I could have written it (I wish I had), because my dad was the town Santa for a few years.
It was the perfect stint for a farmer, with no crops to tend that time of year. He was the perfect Santa, with his ruddy complexion and deep voice. Add to that the fact he had a natural rapport with children. They would follow him like so many sheep as he walked the sidewalks. Of course, that satchel full of candy didn’t hurt!
To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. https://www.etypeservices.com/J.%20V.%20Rockwell%20PublishingID251/