California Christmas Lyrics – Switchfoot

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Intro:
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Verse 1:
Welcome to my California Christmas
Twinkling lights on all the fake palm trees
The only snow that falls is the fake stuff at the mall
Bathing suits in eighty-five degrees (Ah, ah)

Verse 2:
Welcome to my California Christmas (Welcome to my California)
The skies are blue, the sun is warm and bright (The skies are blue, the sun is warm and bright)
When Santa Claus makes the drive, stuck in traffic on the 5 (Ba-ba-ba-ba)
It’s a California Christmas Eve

Chorus:
So grab a Christmas tree, I’ll meet you down the beach
Plant your mistletoes in the sand right next to me
‘Cause that Pacific breeze is gonna set you free
I’ll be wishing you a California, California…

Verse 3:
Welcome to my California Christmas (Welcome to the west coast Christmas)
The avocado groves and graffiti kings (Avocados, avocados)
The gremmies fight for waves as the sunset melts away
Garage rock evening filled with broken strings (Ba-ba-ba-ba)

Chorus:
So jingle all the way from out in east LA
Down the coast in your Camaro Christmas sleigh
Ring the Christmas bell down at the Hotel del
And I’ll be wishing you a California, California Christmas (Ah)

Bridge:
Put up a tree at your favorite beach with a smoothie
Throw your board in the car in case there’s a Christmas swell
There’ll be blue skies and sunshine and seagulls and maybe Jacuzzis
Strike up the band, toes in the sand, ringing the Christmas bells, yeah

Verse 3:
(Santa hat and shades are so passé)
(What a Californian thing to say)
The Día de los Reyes, the Pasadena Rose Parade
The best of west coast seasonal clichés

Chorus:
Throw your Christmas tree up on your SUV
Make your plans in the Pacific sand and set them free
Hang your Christmas lights and make the season bright
And I’ll be wishing up a California Christmas for ya

Outro:
(California, California)
(California, California)
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Song by Switchfoot

Written by Jon Foreman and Tim Foreman

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