‘Glee’ Cast, ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ – Song Review
Puck, Finn and the boys of 'Glee' offer their shiny, happy version of the shiny happy holiday classic, 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.' Someone grab a baking sheet, Santa-shaped cookie cutters and red and green sprinkles, because if this rendition of a Christmas favorite doesn't melt the icicles off your heart or erase the phrase "Bah Humbug" from your vocab then, sadly, nothing else will! It certainly has PopCrush in the mood to bake and invite friends over for a gift swap and some sweet treats.
This version is obviously loyal to the original, since most holiday songs can't veer too far off the course or they will lose all notions of familiarity, comfort, meaning and seasonal merriment. The song is full of sleigh bells and pitch-perfect harmonizing by our boys. It's certainly a song fit for the trimming of the tree.
That's not to say that this is simply another version of a song we all know and love. There's some sax and sass that shifts into high gear towards the end of the song, a la Bruce Springsteen's version of the holiday song. When the "You better be good for goodness sake" part kicks in, there's a robust, fraternal singalong that makes this festive song feel larger than life.
It's renditions like this that make fans of the show proud to be Gleeks.
Listen to 'Glee' Cast Version of 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town'