Talk about Christmas wrap

Hanna Nguyen '20 isn't just wrapping Christmas gifts this year.

She's rapping about them:

"Here we are

At La Salle High

Tryna get some items

For the Christmas drive"

Hanna wrote a rap to promote La Salle’s Christmas Drive, in which students and staff buy, shop, and wrap toys and clothes to give to neighborhood children in need. She performed the rap during the recent schoolwide Christmas Drive assembly, emphasizing La Salles's tradition of giving.

"It’s part of our mission

To give recognition

To those who are born in unjust conditions"

Hanna didn't set out to be a rapper. The first time she rapped she was just a poet who underscored her words with music.

"I just figured out if you put music or beats underneath poetry it kind of makes a rhyme and it turns into rap," she said. "It's a fun way for me to be creative with words."

Hanna wrote the Christmas Drive rap after she and other student council members were brainstorming ways to promote the holiday appeal, which benefits families whose children attend nearby Lot Whitcomb Elementary School.

"So join me here

To make Christmas cheer 

For the Lot Whitcomb atmosphere" 

Once she came up with the lyrics, Hanna added the beat. 

"I wanted to make people more excited about the Christmas drive,” she said. "I wanted to make something that people would be interested in, that would capture their attention."

To hear Hanna perform her Christmas Drive rap, click the link under the lyrics below.

"Christmas Drive" Rap, by Hanna Nguyen '20

Here we are

At La Salle High

Tryna get some items

For the Christmas drive

Now just to make sure

We’re all alive

 

When I say Christmas 

You say drive

Christmas! (Drive!)

Christmas! (Drive!)

 

Now it might be funny to be giving money

To a Catholic school not even run by nunnies 

But it’s part of our mission

To give recognition

To those who are born in unjust conditions

So sign my petition!

 

When I say Christmas

You say drive

Christmas! (Drive!)

Christmas! (Drive!)

 

We Santa Clauses are coming to town

Make a wish list to deliver around

So join me here

To make Christmas cheer 

For the Lot Whitcomb atmosphere 

 

So when I say 'Christmas'

You better say drive

'Christmas! 'Drive!'

'Christmas! "Drive'!'

 

Click below to hear Hanna perform her rap. 

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