Advent: December 12th – Santas Claus Is Coming To Town

Wow. This is the first advent song I have written about that has stunned me with the number of artists who have covered it. The list is rather extensive and includes (at least) four different languages, one parody and many, many names you will all know!

Naturally, Bing Crosby has sung a version, as has Dean Martin. Then we have versions by Hilary Duff, Destiny’s Child, Westlife and Miley Cyrus.

The song was written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie and it was first heard on radio in 1934.

The versions I’d like to share with you today are from some old and new stars who are famous (or perhaps infamous?).

The version I seem to know the best is by Jackson 5.

Move over Michael, if you want a more modern take on the traditional song, look no further than the most recent young star, Justin Bieber.

And I can’t help but end on a version in a different language, Angelica Maria’s Spanish rendition.


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