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Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Father Christmas Is Back’

Father Christmas Is Back Soundtrack - Every Song in the Netflix Movie

The Father Christmas Is Back soundtrack includes music by Govardo, Hyde Family Jam and Frederic Fournier. This info article contains spoilers for Philippe Martinez and Mick Davis’ 2021 Netflix movie. Visit the Vague Visages Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Father Christmas Is Back stars Elizabeth Hurley as a fashion editor named Joanna Christmas. During the holiday season, she reunites with her siblings and their estranged father, James (Kelsey Grammer), at Dunnock Manor in Yorkshire. The storyline builds to a revelation about the past, which forces the protagonists to directly confront their unresolved issues. Composer Bruno Brugnano (General Commander) scored the Christmas film, Alison Butters (The A Word) handled the music supervision and the movie editor Frederic Fournier also provided some original tracks. Here’s every song in Father Christmas Is Back.

Father Christmas Is Back Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

Father Christmas Is Back Soundtrack - Every Song in the Netflix Movie

  • “Jingle Bells” by Govardo (00:00:00): The Father Christmas Is Back soundtrack tune scores the opening sequence. A wide shot captures the focal Yorkshire mansion; the singer croons away during the throwback-style character introductions.
  • “Jingle Bells” by Billy Phillips (00:33:00): Vicky (Talulah Riley) visits The Plough Inn in Alterthorpe. She sets her eyes on the bartender and orders an Old-fashioned, straight up. “Jingle Bells” plays again at 00:41:00.
  • “The Great Comeback” by Hyde Family Jam (01:02:00): James enjoys family time with his daughters at The Plough Inn. A band performs on the stage. The Christmas sisters express their approval and clap.
  • “Good News” by Hyde Family Jam (01:03:00): James and Caroline (Nathalie Cox) reflect about the past. The Father Christmas Is Back soundtrack song is performed by the band. Paulina (Naomi Frederick) notices that a woman has been looking at her.
  • “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” by Hyde Family Jam & Cast Ensemble (01:06:00): James sings with his family at The Plough Inn. The crowd sings along. Peter (Kris Marshall) records the moment with his cell phone.
  • “A New Yorker Meets Yorkshire” by Frederic Fournier (01:08:00): James and company arrive at Dunnock Manor. They are surprised by Jackie (April Bowlby), who performs in front of the home and accidentally cuts the power.
  • “Away In a Manger” by Claire Stubbs (01:34:00): Caroline and Peter’s daughter sings at a Christmas event. The couple kisses and expresses their love after a misunderstanding about a pregnancy test.

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The Father Christmas Is Back soundtrack also includes “Medley” by Rohan De Livera, “Rockstar Arrives” by Frederic Fournier, “Punch Up” by Frederic Fournier and “Young Lovers” by Frederic Fournier.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.

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