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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

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Written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie
Date 1934
Publisher EMI Feist Catalog Inc.; Gillespie Haven Music

"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (also known as "Santa Claus Is Coming' to Town") was originally performed on Eddie Cantor's radio show in November 1934 and became an instant hit, selling hundreds of thousands of copies of the sheet music. The first recorded version was made the following September by Joe Harris with Benny Goodman and his Orchestra. The song was a number 1 hit for The Jackson 5 in 1970 and has been recorded by numerous other artists. It has also inspired a Rankin/Bass Christmas special of the same name.

Vintage german Sesame Street - Santa Claus is comin´ @ 1975 Peter Alexander Specialities Show(01:09)

The song was recorded twice by the case of Sesame Street, first by Grover as part of a Christmas carol medley and later by Big Bird and the cast.

In A Muppet Family Christmas, the Muppet Babies puppets (consisting of Baby Piggy, Baby Kermit, Baby Fozzie, Baby Rowlf, Baby Scooter, Baby Animal, and Baby Gonzo) sing the song in a home movie of their first Christmas.

A 1963 recording by the Crystals was used in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa.

Audio releases

Medley version (Grover)
Standalone version (Big Bird)
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