Sung in a different tone “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” gets ominous

Have you ever thought of listening to the song “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” from a different angle?

I mean, if you lower the key and slow the tempo and change the focus of inflection you find yourself with a rather ominous song.

You BETTER watch out, you BETTER not cry

You BETTER not pout, I’m tellin you why


(like a hitman on contract)


He’s making a (hit) LIST and checking it twice

He’s GONNA find out who’s been naughty or nice

(there’s no hiding from this maniac)

He SEES you when you are sleeping

He KNOWS when you’re awake

(stalker much?)


He knows if you’ve been bad or good

so be good for goodness sake (or else)


The threat isn’t implied it’s pretty explicit like a racketeer offering protection…because “ho ho ho…you wouldn’t want something bad to befall your store like a fire or sumthin…dangerous neighborhood like this…Santa’s gotta get paid…Mo Mo Mo”



Or else



For me…as far as carols go about giving gifts I’ll stick to The Three Wise Kings because changing the perspective on them just makes them sound like globetrotting ninjas laden with loot…and that’s just cool.

cool-ninjasPlus it might give rise to new Christmas traditions like Ninja Bread Men



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