My World 8: Christmas In San Francisco

08 Dec

The beauty and charm of the city by the bay has inspired many artists.  Not only is the city chosen as locales for movies and tv shows, it also inspired a lot of songwriters.  My mission is to track down these songs.   For my initial showing I am bringing you a song that is not known outside of the bay area, it’s called Christmas in San Francisco, which was originally recorded by Vic Damone.  Lyrics below. 

Here is Russ Lorenson’s version of the song:


Christmas in San Francisco
What a lovely place to be
Seeing the hills being all lit up
Like a diamond Christmas tree
Hearing children singing carols
People come from everywhere
To sing along with the children
Standing all around Union Square

Christmas in San Francisco
Looking like some fairy land
People with gifts in the crispy air
Giving old Saint Nick a hand

Let’s take a peek in Chinatown
Eating lychee nuts and barbecued boar
What can you say about the Golden Gate
That hasn’t been said before

Christmas in San Francisco
There is no place quite so dear
It’s the closest thing to heaven
How I wish that you were here.

What can you say about the Golden Gate
That hasn’t been said before
Christmas in San Francisco
There is no place quite so dear
It’s the closest thing to heaven
How I wish that you were here.

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Posted by on December 8, 2008 in My World


36 responses to “My World 8: Christmas In San Francisco

  1. SaraG

    December 8, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Wonderful post!!
    Take care and thanks for commenting on my blog

  2. Antigoni

    December 8, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Lovely post in Christmas spirit.

  3. Luiz Ramos

    December 8, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    “Seeing the hills being all lit up
    Like a diamond Christmas tree…”
    Beautiful song.

  4. Your EG Tour Guide

    December 8, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    I’ve never been to San Francisco…but it’s on my list! I want to be inspired! LOL

  5. auringonkukka finland

    December 8, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    lovely post!
    have a nice week! 🙂

  6. Natural Moments

    December 8, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    I like your post and it is a wonderful way to show people the world you live in. I grew up in Alameda, and there is a magic to the City by the Bay.

  7. Susan

    December 8, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    What an interesting angle, hearing the song! Thank you!

  8. Mar

    December 8, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Lovely song! thanks for sharing.

  9. SandyCarlson

    December 8, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Sounds like a great place to spend some time!

  10. babooshka

    December 8, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Really different and festive part of your world. Another song to add to the Christmas list.

  11. imac

    December 8, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Very interesting and great post.

  12. Denise

    December 8, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    This is a lovely post. In my early 30’s we lived in Monterey and we would take a trip up to San Francisco whenever we could. It is a beautiful city and I love the Christmas song. He is an excellent vocalist. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. I really appreciated the visit.

  13. Carver

    December 8, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Great post for christmas. My brother lives in San Francisco and I’ve enjoyed it so much the few times I’ve made it there.

    Thanks for visiting mine and yes fishing is allowed at Falls lake. There are a lot of different recreational areas there and at some spots boating is allowed, fishing at many, and a few places for swimming (although way too cold now).

  14. Readerwil

    December 8, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Great song, sung well too! Thanks for sharing this piece of Christmas mood.

  15. Fishing Guy

    December 8, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    You were sending the cristmas spirit from SF.

  16. Sylvia Kirkwood

    December 8, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Beautiful song and lots of Christmas spirit! Thank you for sharing and passing on the good feelings!

  17. FickleMinded

    December 9, 2008 at 12:32 am

    lovely song for that lovely city.Thanks for stopping by and ,no,winter is fun for only few days, more than that is annoying!

  18. Erin

    December 9, 2008 at 1:48 am

    thank you for sharing such a lovely song…
    san francisco holds many fond memories for me and how i wish i could be there for the holidays…i celebrated my honeymoon there 18 years ago come christmas eve 🙂

    as always, i enjoy reading your posts.

  19. wren

    December 9, 2008 at 2:28 am

    A different way of sharing your world, and unique to your city.

  20. Lilli

    December 9, 2008 at 3:54 am

    Such a beautiful place it has been many yrs since i was there.

  21. 2sweetnsaxy

    December 9, 2008 at 4:02 am

    Interesting twist to the theme. I like it. 🙂

  22. kayleen

    December 9, 2008 at 5:01 am

    A lovely song for a lovely city. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Indrani

    December 9, 2008 at 5:45 am

    Enjoyed seeing the shot listening to the music.

  24. Inkivääri, Finland

    December 9, 2008 at 6:31 am

    So warm post – I like it!

  25. alicesg

    December 9, 2008 at 6:42 am

    Very beautiful song. Thanks for sharing. Happy Tuesday. Looking forward to christmas. 🙂

  26. magiceye

    December 9, 2008 at 8:12 am

    that was beautiful

  27. Krisu

    December 9, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    The song is nice although i’ve never heard it before. neither have I visited San Fransisco, so thanks for sharing, it was very lovely 🙂

  28. bw

    December 9, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    There’s another beautiful song, a classic which talks about the city – I Left My Heart In san Francisco by Tony Bennett 🙂

  29. gmirage

    December 10, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    SanFo is a really wonderful place! And yeah they mentioned the songs I could think of!


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