SoCal Symphonica

SoCal Symphonica

By Jerry Sullivan

The day before Christmas
The middle of Hanukkah
Our landscape is stirring
A SoCal symphonica Shoppers on Broadway
Like peas in a pod
Wishing each other
Feliz Navidad Crowds keep an eye out
For gifts that will thrill
From Laguna to Melrose
South Coast Plaza to Hill When down Santee Alley
Who should appear
But Hanukkah Harry
And a team of reindeer He pulls up his sleigh
Steps down to the street
He smiles and he waves
To all those he meets He cannot stay long
He just stopped to say
That Santa and he
Are working away “There’s trouble around
all through our world
Enough to be frightful
for each boy and girl So Santa and I
Must share this year’s load
For only one person
It’s too long of a road It’s a good thing we’re pals
Old Santa and I
Although our faiths differ
He’s still a good guy So we’re splitting the load
All through the city
We’ll visit all homes
The gorgeous and gritty Whether Christmas or Kwanzaa
Hanukkah or New Year’s
We want to bring hope
And ease some of your fears If you see Santa or me
Or perhaps another fellow
Dressed in red or white
Or green or yellow Remember that different
Doesn’t mean wrong
We all have our customs
Faith, feast and song So be like Santa and me
As we’re dashing around
Look past the difference
And find common ground

Sullivan Says

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