Thursday, December 22, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
“You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town”
In November, 1934, this traditional Christmas standard aired on the radio and became a big hit. By Christmas, record buyers snapped up 400,000 copies.
More than 75 years later, the holiday favorite has been covered by dozens of artists, including Alvin and the Chipmunks, Bruce Springsteen and Justin Bieber.
On Monday, Dec. 12, the city of Beaumont will add its own refrain with “Operation Santa.”
On that night, jolly Old St. Nick will be in town for a quick visit to see the children of Beaumont and the Pass. And we know Santa is checking his list “twice” to see who’s been “naughty” and “nice.”
So, youngsters in the Pass must be on their best behavior as they await Santa’s arrival next Monday night (Dec. 12).
After his long trip from the North Pole, the City of Beaumont is giving Santa a VIP welcome and tour of the town. With their lights flashing and their sirens sounding, the Beaumont Fire and Police Departments will escort Santa to his two stops.
Be sure and have the whole family enjoy a cup of hot chocolate with old St. Nick while he listens to Christmas wishes of our youngsters.
Here’s Santa’s itinerary for his visit to Beaumont. (His arrival times are approximate.)
—Rite Aid Pharmacy at Golf Club Drive and Oak Valley Parkway between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
— Wal-Mart in the 2nd Street Marketplace (garden side) between 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
And then in a flash, his sleigh packed, his reindeer rested, and with Rudolph The Red-Nosed reindeer in the lead, Santa is off to the North Pole!