Santa and Hanukkah Harry: So have you been good this year? Now be honest we do have our list.
Drew Zaragoza – Yes! I’ve been so good, my parents would be proud! It used to be called being naughty
or nice when we were kids, now it’s called self-development to be a better person every day!
S/HH: You had set out at the first of 2019 to accomplish certain things for your music. How's that been going?
Drew Zaragoza – It's been great, set out to get on Billboard Charts as an independent and I smashed that
goal. One of my goals was also to have a worldwide fan base. And although humble, I have
accomplished that as well. I also started writing and recording the follow up to the Billboard Charting EP Child of the Sun. Did a good amount of touring but hope to accomplish even more next year.
S/HH: Enough shop talk. Let's get into the holiday mood. Favorite holiday movie?
Drew Zaragoza - Nightmare Before Christmas!
S/HH: Do you have a particular food or dish that you like to consume or fix and bring to a gathering?
Feel free to share your recipe.
Drew Zaragoza – It was always a tradition for my family to make tamales, so that’s what I try to bring even
if I don’t have time to make them myself.
S/HH: What are some of your favorite holiday memories?
Drew Zaragoza - One of my earliest childhood memories is my aunt dressing up as Santa and surprising
us. We then opened presents and “Santa” told me my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shirt (I loved TMJT)
was from my favorite dog. My aunt had around 5 dogs and for what ever reason I was really drawn to
this little shabby one. Something inside of me was confused and filled with love that an animal got me a
present. Now, knowing what I know about animals and how they communicate, maybe he had a bigger
role in it than we know. Kind of like how your dog knows exactly when you are going to take them out
on a walk or if you are leaving the house without them before you even grab the leash.
S/HH: Holiday traditions?
Making tamales was always a tradition in my house growing up. I love a classic Christmas Tree and the
process of setting it up and decorating it. But all in all, I really just want to be with family.
S/HH: Lets test your knowledge. How many reindeer are there and what are their names?
Drew Zaragoza – Ok not googling this and just going to fall on my face, Dancer and Prancer and Donner,
umm Rudolph of course. I wanna say ones name is Spritzer of something but that kind of sounds off. I
think there are 9 of them? Can I phone a friend?! Oh! Dixon?!?!
S/HH: Hannukah is also known as the ?
Drew Zaragoza – The Festival of Lights? Thanks Adam Sandler!
S/HH: Are you into snow sports during the winter months or if you are down under summer sports
during the winter months? What are they?
Drew Zaragoza – I grew up Skiing during the winter months. That was really fun and challenging for me.
My hometown of Reno is about an hour out from Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevadas. During Summer
we would enjoy the lake and hiking and during the winter we would enjoy the mountain slopes! I still try
to do those activities just harder with all the adulting these days
S/HH: Weirdest kiss you ever gave or received under the mistletoe was with who?
Drew Zaragoza – I don’t think I’ve ever been kissed under the mistletoe. Maybe that’ll change this year.
Oh wait, my memory is flooding with old people relatives kissing me on the cheek as a child….
Drew Zaragoza – Never could get into it, I do want to try Almond Nog this year though!
S/HH: If you could give the world one gift that would last a lifetime what would you give?
Drew Zaragoza – World Peace!
S/HH: Favorite holiday song?
Drew Zaragoza – Gypsy Christmas and Silent Night
S/HH: Do you have a song out currently? Would you please share where we can hear it?
Drew Zaragoza – Yes! Please go check out Gypsy Christmas on Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube and any other streaming platform you can think of!
S/HH: What would you like to say in this final holiday chat with your fans?
Drew Zaragoza – I urge my fans and non-fans alike to let go this Holiday season. Stop overthinking
money and gifts. Let love and light into your heart but that won’t be possible if it's filled with judgment, stress, fear and lack. We’ve all had the experience of feeling like we can’t pull of the holiday due to
finances and family problems. Also a lot of people think about Christmas/Hanukkah as a religious
holiday. You give meaning to your holiday, don’t let anyone else ruin it for you. I don’t care what you
believe in, this time of the year is about unity. Its about faith in mankind. Cherish your loved ones, for
one day we must all die and you never know if that will be the last holiday season with them. You could get hit by a car and it could not be your fault at all! Life is short, love is big.