Punk Rock Parents: A Chicano Christmas

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Chicano Christmas

T'was the night before Christmas and all through la casa


Not a creature was stirring, only the masa.
Mama making tamales con mucho cuidado


In hopes old Santa would feel obligado


To bring all the hijos, both buenos y malos


A nice batch of dulces and other regalos
Mis hermanos and I went to sleep in our camas


Some in calsones, some in piyamas


Cuando out in the yard I heard un gran grito


That I jumped to my feet like a frightened cabrito
And who in the world do you think que era?


El mero mero with his venados estaban afuera


Santa Claus in a sleigh with a big sombrero


Came dashing along like a little bombero
I watched as they came, and this little fat hombre


Was shouting and whistling, and calling by nombre


"Ay PEPE, AY JESSE, AY CUCA, AY BETOAY PANCHO,


AY CHATO, CHUY Y NETO!"
Then standing straight up, with his hands on his pecho,


He flew to the top of our very own techo


With his round little belly like a bowl of jalea


He struggled to squeeze down our old chimenea
Then huffing and puffing, and a little cansado


He picked up a bag that looked so pesado


He filled all the stockings with lovely regalos


For none of the hijos had been very malos
Then chuckling aloud, seeming very contento


He turned like a flash and was gone like the viento


As I heard him exclaim and this is verdad,


"MERRY CHRISTMAS A TODOS! FELIZ NAVIDAD





** taken from a forwarded email**

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:09 PM

    Love the pic of Santa Clos. pn

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  2. Bonita in Pink7:03 PM

    hahaha!
    Ain't that the truth!

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