Ken Jones, a UPS deliveryman from Springdale, Ark., wants you to know that Santa actually wears all brown and drives a brown truck with gold writing that spells out United Parcel Service ie U.P.S.
“If you don’t understand, I will say it again… Santa is your UPS man.”
You’ll understand after you watch this cute viral video…
“We’re comin’ through, despite the weather. Fence in your dog, let’s work together,” is just one of the lines Jones sings to the tune of “Winter Wonderland” to address how Santa is actually a UPS man.
The video has become so popular that Jones, an actual UPS driver, was approached by ABCNews to speak about it.
I can’t believe it. I don’t know what to say. People are silly.
I’m ignoring a lot of it, but it tickles me that people like it. My wife was like, ‘I don’t think you know what’s going on.’
Jones recorded the song during a break between his deliveries and pickups, and originally posted the video to his Facebook page because he thought his wife would get a kick out of it. He credits his 5-year-old son, Peyton, as his inspiration for the catchy song.
I’m sitting there at lunch, during a little quick break I had, before I started my pickups. And I had been whistling that little ditty around my house and my little son was like ‘Daddy’s Santa.’ And I told him we work for Santa.
He thinks we assist Santa, to a certain degree. He’s got notes laying around the house for Santa, and he knows daddy works with him. I’m in cahoots with Santa.
Jones said that got him thinking about all of the “Santa-like” duties UPS drivers actually perform every single day and he came up with all the lyrics off the top of his head, without any rehearsing.
Jones, who celebrated his 41st birthday yesterday (December 13, 2012), says all the unexpected attention and positive feedback he’s received is the best birthday present he could have ever asked for.
I’m really just still taken aback. I’m happy people got a kick out of me being silly and messing around with my little son. I’m just a regular hard working guy and I’m glad people are having fun with it and I can bring a little holiday cheer to them.
It’s always great to see someone who enjoys providing great service to the masses. UPS should be honored and Jones deserves a huge Christmas bonus for all the free promo he’s gotten his employer! [Sidebar: You FEDEx employees better step yo game up!]
What did you think of Jones’ rendition of “Santa Is Your UPS Man”?