So I got an e-mail the other day from one of my ‘fans’ (I hate that word but I don’t know what to use in its place) who saw my Santa video and wanted to share with me an mp3 of a song she had recently written. She writes:
The song is based on a true story….
It’s about a Hispanic friend of ours (Joseph) who applied for a Santa job in a local department store in Oakland, CA. (back in 1990). He was hired on the spot by the Personnel department, but when the racist general manager walked in and saw him, he blurted out (in front of employees and customers), “We don’t want no Brown Santa!” Apparently Santa must be whiter than the Queen of England to qualify…
I listened to the song and thought it was hilarious! Also so well-produced, and it sounded so much like an old-school Christmas song… Since then she’s put some images with it and uploaded it to YouTube and she just sent it over to me. You gotta listen it’s super cute and she even included a photo of me and Chocolate Santa. Go ‘head and watch the video. I promise you’ll be humming it afterwards! ;)
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Now that’s the spirit of Christmas, ain’t it? (the “fat cat”) Not. I’m white, but I grew up in Hong Kong so I was used to Chinese Santa. Weirded me out when we came back to the States and Santa was white… :-)
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Love the song and your cameo :)
Too bad there was a reason for her to write this, though….
This year, Santa at our firehouse was a 19 year old Jewish firefighter