Is This Song A Christmas Classic Or An Overplayed Dud? [Video]
Ok, I might be courting controversy here, but I think that we need to talk about the big red elephant in the room - Is Bruce Springsteen's "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" really that good of a Christmas song?
I know that even uttering those words may get me run out of New Jersey, but enough people have questioned it lately that I think it's worth discussing.
Hearing the skepticism made me wonder, do we give it a pass because it's Bruce and this is New Jersey?
Don't get me wrong, it must have been a lot of fun to be at the show, at a college gig in Long Island in 1975, but you have to admit, it's almost exhausting to listen to today.
By the end of the song The Boss sounds like he's about to have a coronary.
And the banter. Sure, it's cute. But we all know by now that Clarence was hoping for a new saxophone for Christmas.
But on the flip side, maybe that's the charm of the song. It's a reliable staple in an uncertain world.
We know what we're getting, and it's one of the things that Bruce is the most famous for - 4 minutes and 16 seconds of playing his guts out.
So what do you think, do you think that Bruce's "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" is a second to none classic, or overrated by hometown fans?
Comment below and join the debate. In the meantime, enjoy "Boss-ty The Snowman" belting out the tune: