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Oh, the holiday season has officially kicked off. It’s not the 3 a.m. door busters or red ringing bells that tipped me off. No, it’s the horrific behavior I’m witnessing all day long in my house. Well, last year I admitted that there were days I earned a spot on the “Naughty” list (right alongside my kids). And no doubt there’s room for me again this year. But after an especially grueling
month day, I’m going to blow off some steam with a laugh or two. Maybe you can relate?
You’d better watch out. (Yeah, you, the one jamming your elbow in your brother’s throat.)
You’d better not (make your sister) cry (again).
You’d better not pout (oh no you didn’t),
I’m telling you why… (Why?! Because I said so!)
Santa Claus is coming to town. (Because of that, too.)
He’s making a list (keep it up, you’ll save him some ink),
Checking it twice (unlike me, he believes in second chances),
Gonna find out who’s naughty (you) and nice (see…this is where you have such potential!).
Santa Claus is coming to town. (Have we told you about the year Daddy got coal?)
He sees you when you’re sleeping. (Speaking of which, if you whine one more time — nap!)
He knows when you’re awake. (But it’s only 5:15 a.m.!)
He knows if you’ve been bad or good (and I think you do too…),
So be good for goodness sake. (Seriously, is it that hard?)
Oh, you’d better watch out.
You’d better not cry.
Better not pout,
I’m telling you why.
Santa Claus is coming to town. (See how much better the song sounds without sassy back talking? See?!)
This post was inspired by the playful holiday book, Santa is Coming to San Francisco. (But as we all know, San Francisco is just one of the many, many places Santa has to stop along the way. Check here for more of Santa’s stops that can be found in book form.) I found the book to be true to the classic stories we know of Santa, with fun modern twists, and with really cool, organic references to San Francisco for that personal touch. (Such a fun holiday party host gift, if you ask me.)
*Giveaway*: To enter to win one of the Santa is Coming to [your home] books, leave a comment sharing why your little one is on the naughty or nice list today by 12 a.m. PT on December 7, 2012. One winner will be chosen at random. (Winner must live in Canada or the U.S.)
Disclosure: I was sent a copy of Santa is Coming to San Francisco for review purposes. All opinions are my own.