Level: Int/Adv Tuning: Standard
Yikes! We’re already half way through December. I figure I better get this out before I slide right through the holiday season into the new year.
Lyrically, Santa Claus is Coming to Town has to be one of the creepiest tunes in the Christmas song catalogue.
Sung to a beguilingly cheerful tune, the lyrics are an Orwellian view of Christmas, where Santa is a punitive Big Brother. He monitors everything you do and judges you accordingly. He knows all about you: when you’re happy, sad, good, bad, awake, asleep … everything! He is watching YOU.
Phew! Listen to this song a couple of times and it won’t be the anticipation of presents on Christmas morning that makes it difficult for you to get to sleep at night.
Fortunately, this is an instrumental version of the song. You don’t have to be worried about a seasonally induced dose of paranoia while listening to this arrangment.