Christmas By the Bay

It is the holiday season again. There are things, which make people feel like the holiday season. Christmas decorations, people’s greetings, Christmas cards, phone calls from a family member lives in far away city. The music is the one on the top of the list among others. Especially, the music sings on the local area one lives, it gives him melancholic mood.

It is remarkable that San Francisco has Christmas songs, which refer to the city. Here is one of them. The name of this song is “Christmas By the Bay”.

The song begins with the first phrase; “The silver bells are ringing with each passing cable car. An Irish coffee greets us at the Buena Vista Bar.” It is remarkable the song goes very local from the opening.

The first phrase continues; “The Golden Gate is glowing on this cool December night. And the cities highest towers shine like presents wrapped in light.” The Union Square is famous for the Christmas tree and decoration. Embarcadero shopping center buildings and Hyatt hotel decorate entire buildings. The view over this part of the city is remarkable when one drives over the Bay Bridge.

The song goes on; “The city sparkles now as the carols start to play. It’s Christmas by the bay. Candles glow, and our hearts are light in a most familiar way.” The city decoration and atmosphere of this season turns up ones’ hearts.

“Where the stores are decorated and a chill is in the air. We’ll be holding hands together by the tree in Union Square.” This is San Franciscan’s favorite phrase. San Francisco gives romantic environment for everybody. No matter who one is, a visitor, or a resident. San Francisco is romantic for lovers as this song, visitors with family, children, or lonesome travelers.

“Oh, it’s Christmas by the bay. A time to celebrate in the San Francisco way. It’s Christmas by the bay. I’m with you in my favorite place on my favorite holiday.” All San Francisco people agree that there is “the San Francisco way” to celebrate the holiday season. Union Square, Embarcadero, or Fisherman’s Wharf decorations are part of the San Francisco way. This song has a happy ending since the singer is “with you” in celebrating his holiday in his favorite place.

Rhythm and Blues like music is excellent. The rhythms and melody-lines were perfect for calming one down from the party excitement after he returns home with his partner. This is the song one can enjoy listening with your partner or family members late night of the holiday season. This picturesque song gives you a feeling as if you are watching “Slide Show” of Christmas scenery in San Francisco.

The song is posted on YouTube. The video article has 16,241 views, 76 likes, and 34 comments or more. The readers can Google-search it with keywords “Christmas by the bay” to find the music with the San Francisco scenery in Christmas.

Remark of Song Lyrics: Lyrics, Song Lyrics and Music Community: Christmas By The Bay Lyrics – Tim Hockenberry. Retrieved from

Source by Shaw Funami

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