You’d better watch out

December 24, 2008

You’d better watch out
You’d better not cry
Better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

He’s making a list
And checking it twice
Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you’re sleeping
He knows when you’re awake
He knows if you’ve been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!

-J. Fred Coots, Henry Gillespie, 1934

Watch out and you might run into the jolly old elf anywhere — even in midtown Manhattan. Many people wandered by without noticing, but I spotted him, sitting in a bright red sleigh, beneath an enormous tree in Bryant Park.

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With a friend in Bryant Park

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He knows if you’ve been bad or good

Chordie: Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Newseum: “Yes, Virigina”

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The Empire State in Red and Green

December 24, 2008

The colors of the lights atop the Empire State Building change throughout the year to reflect holidays and special events. Right now they are red and green in honor of Christmas. The next scheduled change will occur on January 6, 2009.

If you’d like to keep up with the lighting changes, and you are using a Mac, you can download the What Color is the Empire State Building widget to your desktop. Just click the link below.

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Empire State Building widget
Empire State Building Lighting Schedule


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