The Krayolas "Christmas Time" music video debuted nationally on ABC-TV's "America Rocks" in 1982. Singer Hector Saldana wrote the song for his son's first Christmas in 1979. The Krayolas recorded "Christmas Time" at Charlie Bickley Studio in Houston, Texas in 1980, and it was rushed out as 45 r.p.m. vinyl single after John Lennon was murdered that December as a tribute to the band's favorite Beatle. "Christmas Time" director Victor "Lee" Blaine was a Trinity University film school graduate and a huge fan of the band. He created the story board for the one-day music video shoot. Charles Lowe scored the string arrangement and acclaimed pianist Ezra Charles aka Charles Helpenstill (inventor of the Helpenstill piano pickup) played on the original recording session. Hector Saldana's two sons, Jason and Nick, appear in the video. That's two-year-old Nicky making his acting debut popping out of the trash bin. He gets all the chicks.

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    Known as the Tex-Mex Beatles, the Chicano garage rockers have garnered flattering comparisons to the Fab Four, Bob Dylan, the Who, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and Warren Zevon. The Krayolas have been profiled in Texas Monthly, The Washington Post, New York Times, The New Yorker, Paste, Pollstar, Rolling Stone, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” “Alt-Latino” and MTV, and are regulars on SIRIUS XM “Little Steven’s Underground Garage,” Dave Marsh’s “Kick Out the Jams,” KUTX and Ray Wylie Hubbard’s “Roots and Branches of Americana.”

    In 2014, the Krayolas were inducted into the Texas Music Office’s South Texas Music Walk of Fame.

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