8. The Kinks - 'Father Christmas'
This 1977 Kinks classic is about a department store Santa Claus who gets accosted by a group of impoverished children who have no interest in toys. "Father Christmas, give us some money," they say. "Don't mess around with those silly toys/We'll beat you up if you don't hand it over/We want your bread so don't make us annoyed/Give all the toys to the little rich boys." It's been covered by Green Day, Warrant and Bowling for Soup.