From the recording Van Morrison's "SANTA"

The first song my band Half-Hour Late and I played together was Van Morrison's GLORIA.
This was our first song in our first rehearsal, long before we ever came up with the name
Half-Hour Late. So, when it came time to start doing Christmas gigs, we wanted to spruce
the gigs up with something a little bit different. We figured we may as well change GLORIA
to SANTA and have at er'. Of course, like many things pertaining to our band, this great idea
was born out of a few pints of ale at our local pub. But when we sat down at our next
rehearsal with lyrics that were jotted down on a beer coaster, we realized that it actually
all worked--and it was an absolute blast to play and now record. I hope you like it!