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Christmas at the Clauses

'Christmas at the Clauses' was commissioned by BOW Arts on behalf of GRRRL Zine Fair for their Christmas festival at RAW Labs in December 2017.

The medley appropriates well known Christmas songs and carols using them as a vehicle to tell the story of the Clauses' domestic relationship, finally giving Mrs Claus the attention she deserves. Santa's had his head buried in his work and Mrs Claus's voice has has been neglected...

Christmas at the Clauses from Ruth Spencer Jolly on Vimeo.

"They say behind each great man stands a woman out of sight, who is busy doing half the work but does not see the limelight."

"When Santa's sick who did you think would step in and take charge? One Advent Santa got the flu and had to stay in bed, so Mrs Claus without a fuss got and did his job instead."

"Father Christmas deals with the PR side, his strength is being jolly, so he made a wise choice teaming up with his wife's accounting degree."

Performed by Imogen Clark
and Bethany Griffiths

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