|Written by||J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie|
|Publisher||EMI Feist Catalog Inc.; Gillespie Haven Music|
"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (also known as "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town") is a song that found immediate success after its performance on Eddie Cantor's radio show in 1934, instantly selling hundreds of thousands of copies of the sheet music. It has since become a Christmas staple, having been recorded by many artists, including a hit version by The Jackson 5 in 1970, and adapted as a Rankin/Bass television special that same year.
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.
- In the classic Reindeer variety show sketch, Dasher relays to his crew how busy Santa is to deal with the lack of snowfall. One mention of his making a list and checking it twice is answered with "gonna find out who's naughty or nice" by the other reindeer.
- Medley version (Grover)
- Standalone version (Big Bird)