Merry Day-Before-Christmas, everyone! My gift to you some secular holiday cheer from Springsteen, Pearl Jam, the Ramones, U2…and See Spot Run. Enjoy!
Bruce Springsteen, “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.” Recorded live in Paris December 17, 2007; this song closed my first-ever Springsteen concert, by the way.
I dis-embeded (or something) the rest of the videos, but follow the links to watch ’em anyway!
- Pearl Jam, “Don’t Believe in Christmas.” Recorded live in Seattle in 2002; this song was written by Seattle garage rock pioneers the Sonics. (link)
- The Ramones, “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)” (link)
- U2, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” (link)
- See Spot Run, “My Name is Santa.” I heard this song live–wait for it–at the Apollo in Thunder Bay on Sunday, June 25, 2000…and yup, that’s from memory. Incredibly, See Spot Run is apparently still together. (link)
Santa Claus is coming to town…tonight!