Who Sang Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town? Gladys Knight & The Pips

Gladys Knight & The Pips That Special Time of Year cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1980
length: 4:43
Some other versions of "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town"

Lyrics
I just came back from a lovely trip along the Milky Way
Stopped off at the North Pole to spend a holiday
I called on dear old Santa Claus
To see what I could see
He took me to his workshop
And told his plans to me, so

[Chorus]
You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is comin' to town
He's making a list and checking it twice
Gonna find out who's naughty and nice
Santa Claus is comin' to town
He sees you when you're sleepin'
He knows when you're a wake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake
Oh! You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is comin' to town

With little tin horns and little toy drums
Rooty toot toots and rummy tum tums
Santa Claus is comin' to town
And curly head dolls that toddle and coo
Elephants, boats, and kiddie cars too
Santa Claus is comin' to town
Then kids in Girl and Boy land will have a jubilee
They're gonna build a Toyland all around the Christmas tree
So! You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is comin' to town

Now Santa is a busy man, He has no time to play
He's got millions of stockings to fill on Christmas day
You'd better write your letter now
And mail it right away
Because he's getting ready
His reindeer's and his sleigh. So

[Chorus]

With little tin horns and little toy drums
Rooty toot toots and rummy tum tums
Santa Claus is comin' to town
And curly head dolls that toddle and coo
Elephants, boats, and kiddie cars too
Santa Claus is comin' to town
Then kids in Girl and Boy land will have a jubilee
They're gonna build a Toyland all around the Christmas tree
So! You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is comin' to town

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 That Special Time of Year
  • 2 Jingle Bells
  • 3 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
  • 4 This Christmas
  • 5 Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
  • 6 It's the Happiest Time of the Year
  • 7 I Believe
  • 8 When a Child Is Born
  • 9 The Lord's Prayer
  • 10 Let There Be Peace on Earth (Let It Begin With Me)

  • Release information
    label: CBS
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin