Raymond Briggs’ FATHER CHRISTMAS | Animated Special | Exclusive Version

Raymond Briggs’ FATHER CHRISTMAS | Animated Special | Exclusive Version

Whoa, m’deers! Stop! Hooray – home again! Gorr…blooming feet are frozen. Alright, alright! There you are m’deers. That’s it for another blooming year! Aah, yeah nice cup of tea. There you go. Let’s give it a little bit of a… of the old…ahh Aaah…yes that’s better. Blocks of blooming…i… ice! Ooh, ah bliss! Oh, I know what you’re thinking Don’t know what he’s blooming well moaning about! Life of Reilly! Bed of blooming roses! Wonder what he does with the other three hundred and sixty-four days!? Well, I’ll let you into a big blooming secret! For a start, there’s the reindeer to see to every day. Then there’s the garden. Then my blooming veggy patch. Housework… shopping… in fact, last year i was so blooming fed up with it all I decided to do something about it. A blooming good holiday, that’s what I need. But where? Italy! Greece. Or Ireland, maybe. Holland! Canada, definitely. Er, or Germany. Tunisia… Switzerland… France! France. That’s it! Oi! Land of culture and civilisation. Food! Wine! Sun! Camping! Mmmm…Perhaps not. Ha ha haa. A blooming genius, that’s what I am! Mmm, hmm, now a bit of four-be-two… ten panels of…yes. Down the old do-it-yourself… shouldn’t take more than, well… Blooming shoddy… blooming bent… blooming nails! Ouch! Vous vous etes ils…er…sont Nous…er…avons un…deux…trois! Lecon Dix: Repetez apres moi… La plume de ma tante. You know what you can do with your blooming ‘Tante’ love! Blooming ‘finis’! Thank goodness. Ah. Tres bon, n’est ce pas? Oi! Mind the blooming paint! Right then. Socks, vests, shirts, trousers, hats. Sugar, cocoa, salt, pepper, swimming gear, watercolours, guide books, phrase book. Blooming animals. Aah, La belle blooming France. Marvellous! Suppose I ought to do some shopping though. Wish I didn’t look so like a blooming foreigner. That’s better! More French. Not so blooming conspicuous. Eh M’sieur. Merci, me old mate. Right… I’m going to have a bash at everything going. Oooh. No chips, mate? Chips? Les frites!? Sacre bleu! Vous plaisantez, non, Monsieur? I think that means no blooming chips. How about ketchup, then? Dis-doncs, les Anglais, urgh! H.P. sauce? No? Non Monsieur. Just have to make the best of it then, I suppose. Ooo. M’sieur… cafe creme, et l’addition. Crumbs! Blooming expensive! Oh no! Oh, no. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! Where are the alka-whatsits? The dio-thingy? Oooh aaah! Oh, out of me blooming way cows! Better get to a proper camping ground. Oh proper toilets for a start! Crumbs! Ooooh! Must be the blooming water. Perhaps a bit of breakfast. Whose are they? That old bloke looks like Father Christmas Crumbs! Time to move on. Now… Where? Hmm…let me see now. Pure water… Scotland! Of course! The best water in the world. Crumbs…what a place! Morning. Blooming cold though. Blooming marvellous! Ooh, just the job! Hey mum! Its Santa Claus! Och! Awa’ wi’ ye! Time to move on again, I suppose. Crumbs! It’s not raining! Aaaarh! It’s freezing! Crumbs! Help! Shark! Shaaaarrrks! Rain. Cold. Sharks. What a blooming country! Enough’s enough. Somewhere hot. Hmm, of course! Las Vegas! Blooming obvious really! Hmm, not a bad little hotel. Have a nice day, Sir. Nice little room. Yawn. A swim. That’s it for today. Time for a little snack, I think. Blooming marvellous! Quite good little puds, too! Better smarten myself up for the evening. Now where are we, there we go. Not bad out of a blooming cracker! Oh. Hang on a minute. Re-anne a plume madam et monsier! Right. There we go. No more bets. Too blooming right mate! Nothing left to blooming well play with! Oh dear, too blooming old for all this. Bedtime I think. Here we go again. Ta. Four! Look at that then! Hey mom, is that fat guy Santa Claus? Time to be off again. Oh well. Crumbs! Running low on money, anyway! Say mac, are you Santa Claus? Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Umm, I’d certainly better blooming well go home. Alright, alright. Hooray! Home again. Look at the blooming garden. Blooming weeds. And the mower’ll never go through that blooming grass! Thanks heaven that’s over. Good to be home really. Better get those two rascals. Alright, alright. Mind my blooming beard! Here we are then. Ooh! What’s going on here? Ah-ha! Blooming post’s started coming in already. I can hardly get in the blooming door! It get’s earlier every year. Better get down to it… in a minute! Look at this, what will they call me next!? Santa Claus… Pere Noel… Saint Nicholas… Just blooming old Father Christmas really. Still it’s all the same, I suppose. What? Hmm Eh? Where d’you want these, mate? So that’s two hundred teddy bears. No, no, two hundred and one. No, that’s a panda. Blooming building bricks, weigh a ton! Have to look that one up. Blooming pony! How does she think I’ll get that on the sledge? Ooooh, I’ll think of something. Can I back the lorry round the side, mate? Where’d all this lot come from? Oh dear. Where? Where? What? Just one more blooming chore. Off to a fancy-dress party, then, Sir? I should be so blooming lucky! Huh! Get off! Get off. Blooming Christmas Eve again. Blooming snow during the night. There you are me deers. Further falls of snow are expected later on this eve… Blooming sleet. Blooming snow. Would be, wouldn’t it! Roll on summer, that’s what I say. Back, back Go on, go on. Right oh, me deers, this is blooming well it! Tally-hoooo! SONG ‘For all the little girls and boys’ ‘I’ve got this sack full of toys’ ‘I’m sure it gets blooming heavier every year’ ‘You got to remember’ ‘This day in December’ ‘Is my busiest blooming night of the year’ ‘With hours still to go’ ‘And my boots are full of snow’ ‘And both my poor old feet are blooming freezing’ ‘As we sail through the sky’ ‘Going ever to high’ ‘We wish you the best of the blooming season’ ‘So jump up on my sleigh’ ‘And we’re all on our way’ ‘To another blooming Christmas’ ‘I know I must look a sight’ ‘Up on your roof tonight’ ‘Trying to wriggle down your blooming chimney’ ‘It’s just the getting inside’ ‘Is it me that’s too wide’ ‘It squeezes everything outside that blooming in me’ ‘And I deliver all the toys’ ‘Without making a single noise’ ‘And I look at their blooming faces’ ‘So quiet’ ‘And I know in the morning’ ‘When Christmas comes a dawning’ ‘There’s bound to be another blooming riot’ ‘So jump up on my sleigh’ ‘And we’re all on our way’ ‘To another blooming Christmas’ Ah! Flipping heck! Ahh. Whoops. Hi, loo’s upstairs, first on the left. Not awfully original, haha SONG ‘All the bells will soon be ringing’ ‘Glad tidings they’ll be bringing’ ‘Soon I’ll hearing them singing in my blooming head’ ‘So from me and my reindeer’ ‘We’ll see you all next year’ ‘I’m going home soon to my blooming bed’ ‘So jump up on my sleigh’ ‘And we’re all on our way’ ‘To another blooming Christmas’ ‘So jump up on my sleigh’ ‘And we’re all on our way’ ‘To another blooming Christmas’ ‘So from me and my reindeer’ ‘We’ll see you all next year’ ‘For another blooming’ ‘Christmas!’ No blooming chimney for a start! Oh well, here goes! Nearly there, boys Bit late, mind! Glad you could make it again… The party I mean. Not your Snowman. Oh, that’s blooming torn it! Oh my goodness. I’ve left the wrong present before but never… Well, there’s only one thing for it! Come on, me deers. We’re going for the blooming record! Goodbye! Come on! We’ll blooming well make it or bust! Good, the flags flying, they’re in! Morning mate! Wooaaaah. Right, right, right Come on, come on, come on. Still at it, mate eh? Done now, thank blooming goodness. Better get a move on out of here! Not far now, m’deers. So there you are, now you blooming well know, don’t you! Perhaps you won’t be quite so quick to moan about me when you look in your blooming stockings in future! Nobody’s perfect. Can’t wait to get into my blooming bed. Better put the blooming pud on as well I suppose. Might as well take mine up for when i wake up for me lunch. That’ll be another blooming awful tie from Auntie Edie. Then here we have the usual ghastly blooming socks from Cousin Violet. But! Haha! This’ll be more like it! Good old Uncle Bob! That’s that for another blooming year! Aah! And a Happy blooming Christmas to you and all! SONG ‘Poor old Father Christmas’ ‘He never sees Christmas morn’ ‘He works so hard on Christmas Eve’ ‘He’s asleep before the dawn’ ‘Dear old Father Christmas’ ‘We think you’re very kind’ ‘And if you get a little grumpy’ ‘We don’t really mind’ Thank you Father Christmas’ ‘From every boy and girl’ ‘And all the children everywhere’ ‘In the whole wide blooming world’ So from me and my reindeer We’ll see you all next year For another… blooming… Christmas! Merry Blooming Christmas!

David Anderson

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100 thoughts on “Raymond Briggs’ FATHER CHRISTMAS | Animated Special | Exclusive Version

  1. pure star kids says:

    Thanks so much for uploading this! This is one of my favourite Christmas films ever 😊 πŸŽ…

  2. Maricarmen Malcolm says:


  3. Kellie Davis says:

    Someone should make a video where every time he says blooming, the video speeds.

  4. Max Cain says:

    This is very Nostalgic for me remember me and my brother watching this killing ourselfs laughing great animation always puts a smile on my face

  5. Hayley Cox says:

    Watching this is my first ever Xmas memory. Had tried for years to figure out the name of it, too excited to have found it now. Really sick and unfestive, this has made my Xmas x

  6. Full Steam Ahead says:

    Like how they would have sharks in Scotland

  7. Luke Baker says:

    06:17 1200F is Orignal bill of the French Restaurant after Father Christmas eats it all on the Menu!!! In 1991 to Now is 182.94€ from 2002

  8. N K says:

    I read that in America this is edited quite a lot and 'Bloomin' is replaced is 'Merry'. As well has Father Christmas having a different voice actor.

  9. Livvv Livvv says:

    This is my favorite Christmas movie but I have always wondered what happened to Mrs Claus

  10. Patrick Stocks says:

    Father Christmas is an award winning animated special based on 2 books written by Raymond Briggs: Father Christmas and Father Christmas Goes on Holiday, and is a companion piece to The Snowman

    This FC May physically resemble a stereotypical vision of Father Christmas, with a large white beard and red suit, but his mentality is slightly different. This FC is down-to-Earth and, though rather grumpy as a defensive front, is in truth actually warm hearted, much as he hates to admit it!

    After a hard nights work on Christmas Eve delivering presents to children all around the world, FC decides to go on a β€žblooming vacation β€ž, converting his sledge into a caravan.

    He holidays in France, Scotland and Las Vegas before coming home and settling down, with a bit of grumbling to answer the mail, get the presents ready, deliver them to one and all and get to the Snowmens’ party on time. Unfortunately he discovers he has forgotten to deliver one rather important present-to a certain resident at Buckingham Palace.

  11. Toby Hill-Cousins says:

    Blooming snow

  12. Joe Cromarty says:

    Merry Christmas to anyone else scrolling through "newest comments".

  13. The EcoOwlWizard says:

    18:09 he said flipping heck instead of blooming.

  14. jaydeekayex says:

    Watching this every Christmas Eve has been a tradition I've done since I was 5. Thanks to you, that tradition stays strong.

  15. Liv Foley says:

    my childhood πŸ™‚

  16. Jess Dean says:

    Watching this at 12:49am Christmas 2018 just because I’m to excited to sleep πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

  17. HotWired says:

    This is a great holiday animation, but so much is cut out! Specifically most things alcohol related (like at the French restaurant, his comment about water and whisky, and him drunk at the Scottish pub).

    But points for this actually being a clean HD version! Now if you could get the uncut version with this quality, I'd be very happy.

  18. Nick Robson says:

    I always used to think. it was David Jason's voice?

  19. Dskellington says:

    Merry Christmas everyone

  20. Video Demon says:

    Watching this on Christmas Day πŸ™‚

  21. Pawan Kumar Prasad says:

    Santa. Clays in real

  22. Video Demon says:

    8:06 It's that guy from When the Wind Blows!

  23. Gigas0101 says:

    Thank you for this!
    I've been watching this since I was a kid, almost every year (minus the ones between finding it on youtube an the VHS burning out…) AND I NEVER NOTICED HE NICKED THAT TOWEL!

  24. Arran says:

    Bloomin’ nostalgic

  25. Karina Howell says:

    Lol! 6:45 Oh, out of me blooming way cows! 8:49 Poor Santa. 13:57 Blooming pony?! xxx

  26. Rooniedog87 says:

    As Jean Claude From Budgie The Little Helicopter Would Tell Them, Out Of My Way, I Am Concorde, Out Of My Way! From 04:45–04:52. LOL

  27. Scotbot says:

    Blooming marvellous.

    RIP Mel Smith.

  28. Joseph Rowan says:

    Terrible, awful, horrible! Put this on on Christmas Eve for my two weeks ones thinking it would have the same innocent joy like The Snowman. Instead we got a mean, grumpy, joyless thing that tried to pass for Santa. The constant use of "blooming" and the gruff cockney accent were a nightmare. Honestly turned it off half way through is I could see my kids getting upset at this portrayal of Santa.
    It might have an audience somewhere but young kids on Christmas Eve is not it.
    Seedy, mean, uninspired. 0/10.

  29. CALJ154 says:

    Censored version

  30. Harry Davis says:

    Anyone notice Jim and Hilda Bloggs from When The Wind Blows at 8:05?

  31. Midnight Mist says:

    This is the first time I watched this,it's very good and also I like The SnowmanπŸ˜‚πŸ˜ƒ

  32. Lloyd McKay says:

    So Santa is a bloomin wanker who live in a flat in a suburb of London. Bloody Hell.

  33. John Shiels says:

    absolute classic. I watch through out the year 😊 being 40 something has nothing to do with it πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ lol Mr Smith doing the voice. takes me back to my childhood just seeing this and hearing his voice 😊

  34. Lee Holder says:

    Raymond Briggs…Thank you..

  35. Presley Griffiths says:

    Well my childhood is ruined watching santa get drunk all around the world

    Blooming heck it’s caused some trauma.

  36. dudewheresmycar47 says:

    I got the dvd

  37. Toby Hill-Cousins says:

    u highlited my comment so now time to pin this

  38. brian sedlock says:

    I heard it would take 12 ships the size of Titanic to be as big as Santa Sleigh to travel the world in one night.

  39. John Ylitalo says:

    Why does Santa Claus have to take a vacation?

  40. Zenka says:

    I used to have this dvd when I was 4…but ever since I moved my house somewhere else I lost all my dvd's specially this movie..when I was 9 or 8. Now im 12. Just to think of it the only memory I remember is the part when he ate the food from the restaurant hahahaha

  41. Mia Brimm says:

    Best Christmas movie ever!

  42. ΨΉΨ¨Ψ―Ψ§Ω„Ω„Ω‡ ΨΆΨ±ΨΊΨ§Ω… says:


  43. Adam says:

    7:00 Me after eating a curry

  44. Claire Hawkins says:

    crumbs help shark sharrrrrrrrrkkkk

  45. Louie Baby 10 says:

    I love Christmas πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ…πŸ» ❀️

  46. Jane O'keeffe says:

    Thanks for putting this up

  47. Ash Bull says:

    This always use to play on the bbc at around 5am in morning on Christmas day when i was a kid and i remember waking up and watching this. Thank you uploading I can now show my american girlfriend this.

  48. Ashley Gibson says:

    I always remember all the joy these cartoons gave me and family members who have passed on it always makes me think when I was 12 year old when watch this can't thank u enough Raymond Briggs my heart is fil with love for snowman as well awy fro ielad

  49. Chris Evans says:

    Merry Christmas to everyone watching in 2019 πŸŽ€β›„πŸŽ…πŸŽπŸ’β„πŸŽ„

  50. Ronetteski Estante says:

    Grumpy Santa🀣

  51. Lesley Brown says:

    I luv this video thank's so much 4 sharing merry Christmas to 1 and all and hope u all have a wonderful prosperous New year for 2020 xx πŸŽ…πŸŽ„β›„πŸ»πŸ·πŸΉπŸΈπŸΊπŸ’

  52. David Small, Jr. says:


  53. JaketheMaster 374 says:

    This is my favourite Christmas movie ever

  54. Luke Green says:

    3:03 A Blooming Genius. That's What I Am. My Favourite Line In The Movie. X

  55. T K says:

    What makes this version exclusive?

  56. Mikey Cowley says:


  57. Emma AB says:

    It’s 2019 and I needed to feel Christmassy and remind myself of my youth. Got this on in bed and couldn’t be happier.

  58. Jayke Bugler says:

    Rip mel simth

  59. David Fearis says:

    8:49 Can you get sharks in the middle of Scotland?

  60. Mikey Cowley says:


  61. Stephanie Melendez says:

    Aww…the voice is of the late, Mel Smith

  62. Mystic Terra says:

    I've watched the Snowman a few times and absolutely loved it ,I had no idea that there was a Father Christmas one as well ..im so happy to have stumbled upon it ..im so happy right now !!

  63. Mikey Cowley says:

    8:50 Shark! SHAAAAAARRRKKKS!!!!

  64. MGstaR17 says:

    My childhood. πŸ™‚

  65. Markos Keitel says:

    You have to buy the original VHS to see the uncut British version. I recently purchased the DVD version and unfortunately it was cut like this one. I then went and purchased the VHS version from ebay.. and was happy to find it wasnt cut. The code of the video is 086 110 3 from Polygram Video

  66. J C says:

    I like how the snowman and the boy are still silent

  67. Marcus Setters says:

    Take a shot everytime he says blooming?

  68. zoomzoom885 says:

    Love these animated Christmas films,makes it more Christmassy

  69. Pietro Zanardi says:

    I really would like to rewatch it in italian, I had the VHS but today unable to get it. Great memories with this cartoon-movie, any chance Illuminated Films to have it?

  70. HORTONDLFN says:

    Bloomin’ brilliant!

  71. Kerry Goldsworthy says:

    A β€œblooming” brilliant film this is. A great person Mel Smith was. R.I.P Mel. Merry Christmas to everyone watching this in 2019 πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŽ

  72. florence Upton says:

    Never will there be another film like this, fascist feminists are having snowman and father Christmas removed from everything. Gender neutral now. Absolutely ridiculous.

  73. Cat Craft says:

    This my fav christmas film! My favourite bit is when he gets tiddled in scotland at that pub

  74. Ernie Barnes says:

    Happy Bloomin Christmas everyone, Xx

  75. meltedliquefiedanddriedandlefttocrystallize says:

    Not another bloomin Christmas film

  76. Funfair Pro 23 says:

    11:31 the sound I make when I’m drunk

  77. Kunta Kinte says:

    Oooooh yes, that's better πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸŽπŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸ€ΆπŸ€ΆπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈβ„πŸŒ¬πŸŒ¨πŸŒ¨β˜ƒοΈβ›„β„β„πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽπŸ›ΈπŸ’πŸ’πŸŽπŸŽπŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ πŸŽ„πŸ€ΆπŸ€Ά

  78. Debbie Prentice says:

    This, for me, is the perfect Christmas film. It's not Christmas until I put this on. Takes me right back to my youth. Beautifully animated and voiced by the one and only Mel Smith, wouldn't have it any other way. Merry bloomin Christmas πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŒΉπŸ’–β›„

  79. Angie Gingerbreadman says:

    I remember this story when I was a kid love love it

  80. Nick Kwest says:

    Thank you so much for the upload! This has to be one of my all time favorite Christmas films.

    Bloomin' marvelous!

  81. Ugo Lam says:

    6:45 Shoo, Cows! Shoo!

  82. Maxwell balderson Luke Skywalker says:


  83. augh says:

    *Blooming Intensifies*

  84. Cool Dude 207 says:

    β€œOh I know what you’re thinking

    Dunno what you’re blooming well moaning about” so random 🀣

  85. Joseph Kyffin says:

    Since when did Danny dyer voiced Santa? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  86. Bryan Watt says:

    Am 34 years old am showing this to my kids now the only bit they hate is they think they sharks in Scotland lol being from Scotland they is no sharks πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  87. Janet Goodwin says:

    Good job

  88. robuk1981 says:

    James from When the wind blows is in the pub

  89. Totoro says:

    Just watched this and loved it, thanks so much for sharing I will be watching again and again β€β€πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…
    Subscribed πŸ‘

  90. Jude's world says:

    as someone who is in my second child hood, I still love this!!!!

  91. Reuben Brown says:

    6:27 He drunk too much or eat too much or laxative going to Toilets 100 times?😲7:01

  92. Cant Think Of Name says:

    This is brill thank you – do you have another Briggs cartoon, The Bear?

  93. Neil Bowers says:

    It's another blooming Christmas! Father Christmas voiced by the late great Mel Smith… A sad loss to the comedy world. However, he has been immortalised as the voice of Father Christmas forever.

  94. fusilierdinger says:

    Absolute classic. I noticed he has nicked a Nero’s Palace towel for his bathroom!

  95. Missy 13 says:

    Santa doesn't seem so jolly. Guess he really needs this vacation! He seems to complain about everything this whole story

  96. Mia E says:

    I watch this when i was in third class i miss third class lets fix the past . That am going to do .

  97. Croak Planter says:

    Not British but I love the film

  98. Ninja Kitty says:

    Father Christmas

  99. Discharge Summary says:

    Bloomin Christmas Again eh???

  100. Darren O neill says:

    Happy Christmas 2019 everyone! Another year, this amazing video still up!

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