Santa, Don't Stop at the Bar on Christmas Eve

by The Federales

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Merry Christmas from The Federales!




It's that time of year again, when the snow starts to fall
Time for that old man to make his rounds
But if he thinks some liquid courage
Will help him though the night
He'd better think twice before he goes

Santa, don't stop at the bar on Christmas Eve
There are lots of children waitin' on you
There'll be plenty of time for cheer when the evening's through
So, Santa just wait until Christmas

There'll be lots of people out who'll wanna shake your hand
And slap you on the back
For the good work you do
Buy you shots of whiskey
Play your favorite tune
Then before you know it you're waking up in the parking lot at 9am on Christmas morning with the sleigh's radio on pretty loud...


There's Vixens in that bar, a few Dancers too
I know Mrs. Claus wouldn't like
Those looks they're giving you
Just remember that your job's
Only one night a year
And then you can relax at the North Pole




released December 18, 2012
Words: Ben Miller
Music: The Federales
Recording and mixing: Peter Remiger
Recorded: December 16, 2012, Essential Sessions Studios, St. Paul, MN



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The Federales Minneapolis, Minnesota

THE FEDERALES are an alt-country band that take a classic formula and modernize it. So, what do the songs sound like? They sound like heartache. They sound like a rowdy bar. They’re telling great stories. They sound uniquely like THE FEDERALES.

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