Santa Clown

Young Adult, Humor, Children's Books

By Asif Sardar

Publisher : Zenkim Media

ABOUT Asif Sardar

Asif Sardar
Asif M Sardar was born in the Punjab in Pakistan, emigrated to England as a small child and grew up in the Midlands in Birmingham. He originally worked as a Medical Research Scientist before cross-training to work as an IT Consultant, initially with the British Ministry of Defence and then More...



A festive tale of the forgotten Santa. 
Once there were two boys, Kris and Karl Kringle, who belonged to the ancient family of Santas; but only one could be Santa. The Santa Clown delivered his gifts with a joke and a laugh until one Christmas Eve he disappeared into the night and was replaced by his brother Santa Claus. Santa Clown was forgotten, lost in the mists of old Christmas's. 
Now there is trouble in Santa's Workshop! Saboteurs are wrecking the production lines and demanding the return of the Forgotten One; "Shoot Santa Claus down, Bring back the Santa Clown". Mr Drole, the long suffering Head Troll, is trying desperately to meet the Christmas Eve deadline whilst hunting the trouble-makers and sorting out his messed up love life; can the gifts be delivered as usual or is this the Christmas when it all falls part? Whatever happens, Christmas will never be the same again. 
A searing Christian-Marxist fantasy analyzing rampant Christmas commercialism, a critique of unsustainable models of growth and delivery and a warning against intra-species relations or just a very silly story about Elves? 

 The Greatest Gift is a Child's Smile.

This story is the result of a discussion with my youngest daughter about Santa Claus. We started messing around joking about what other types of Santas there could be. As soon as I said the name 'Santa Clown' the whole concept of him became real. As I developed the story further Santa Clown's problems seemed to mirror those of the late Irish surreal comedian Spike Milligan; who's comedic genius was disturbed by severe bouts of depression. I love his work and decided to pay tribute to his brilliant talent by basing the look of Santa Clown on Spike and also recycling some of his lines too. This is a genuine heartfelt tribute to a very unique British talent.