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Just a Thought - Chevy truck sits atop my wish list
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I have an intense desire to start this column with “Santa, baby…” and then list a slew of outlandish items that I want for Christmas. 

'Tis the season for Christmas music. 

I keep hearing the song “Santa Baby” originally performed by Eartha Kitt. It lists a sable, blue 1954 convertible, yacht, platinum mine, duplex and checks, decorations from Tiffany, and a ring. While I’m hearing that song in my car, I keep passing something I would really love to have and cannot afford. That being the case, I just can’t resist. 


Santa baby, slip a few CDs under the tree for me

Been an awful good (one of those two) girl

Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, a 2020 Chevy Silverado, not blue (black)

It’s sitting at the entrance of Champion Chevrolet waiting for you

Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight. 

Think of all the fun I’ve missed (working)

Think of all the fellas that I haven’t kissed (definitely)

Next year I could be also good

If you’ll check off my Christmas list (or not)

Santa baby, I want a vacation that not a staycation

Been an angel all year

Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa honey one thing I really do need, the time

To pamper me at a spa

Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa cutie, and fill my stocking with a gas card and GCs. 

Remember to shop local

Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight 


Despite the order of this, first would be the black Chevy Silverado currently sitting at the entrance to Champion Chevrolet. That truck prompted this list after listening to that song as I passed. My goodness. Just to make sure Santa doesn’t bring the wrong one, it has four doors and a lift kit. 

If you’re going to do it, coming in a close second on my wish list would be the gas card. Please make that unlimited, as I feel it will be necessary. I’ll be nice and foot the bill for my own insurance, if I receive the title. 

You likely noticed “one of those two” in the second line. Depending on whom you ask, I’m either awful or good, but I doubt awful good applies. 

While I’m having fun with this song others I enjoy are “Christmas in Dixie,” “Tender Tennessee Christmas,” “Grown-up Christmas List,” “Hard Candy Christmas,” “A Christmas to Remember,” and “The 12 Pains of Christmas.” 

Am I ready for Christmas? Absolutely! Almost! I’ve done all the shopping. Wrapping is on the naughty list. 

Standard reporter Lisa Hobbs can be reached at 473-2191.