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"I'm Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek" was a narrative pop song sung by The Go-Go's in 1964. It was produced to capitalise on the popularity of the the Daleks at the time; an ostensibly parodical effort, it featured an unusually friendly Dalek spending Christmas with a little girl from Earth; the song was sung from the girl's perspective and featured inserts of spoken dialogue from the Dalek himself.

It was used to illustrate some (then silent) footage from The Daleks' Master Plan on the Daleks: The Early Years video release.

Lyrics Edit

(Dalek: I bring you gree-tings from all Da-leks)
I'm gonna spend my Christmas with a Dalek,
And hug him underneath the mistletoe
And if he's very nice
I'll feed him sugar spice
And hang Christmas stocking from his big lead toe
And when we both get up on Christmas morning
I'll kiss him on his chromium-plated head
And take him in to say hi to Mum
And frighten daddy out of his bed!

Chorus Edit

Merry Christmas
(Dalek: Mer-ry Christ-mas)
Happy Christmas
(Dalek: Hap-py Christ-mas)
Merry Christmas
(Dalek: Mer-ry Christ-mas)
To you

Second verse Edit

(Dalek: I wish to be your friend
Please may I have some more plum pud-ding and cus-tard?)
I'm gonna spend my Christmas with a Dalek,
And if I make him happy he will stay
He'll go (whoop) and (whirr) and twiddle his eye
And then my little Dalek will say

Chorus Edit

Merry Christmas
(Dalek: Christ-mas Tree)
Happy Christmas
(Dalek: Mist-le-toe)
Merry Christmas
(Dalek: Mer-ry Christ-mas)
To you
Merry Christmas
(Dalek: I love you!)
Happy Christmas
(Dalek: You love me!)
Merry Christmas
(Dalek: Mer-ry Christ-mas!)
To you
Merry Christmas
(Dalek: More-plum-pudding!)
Happy Christmas
(Dalek: More-cus-tard...)
(fade out)

Notes Edit

  • The Dalek develops a taste for plum pudding and custard, and the girl also plans to feed him some sugar spice. This all stands in contrast to the later datum (established as early as 1965's The Dalek World) that Daleks do not eat conventional food, although the parodical nature of the song's narrative more than excuses this lapse in in-universe consistency.

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