31 Days of Holiday Cheer (Bonus!): The Cast of MJ the Musical Sing the Jackson 5's 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town' | Playbill

Holiday Coverage 31 Days of Holiday Cheer (Bonus!): The Cast of MJ the Musical Sing the Jackson 5's 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town'

Tune in every day this month as we share holiday music videos from our favorite Broadway stars, as well as a few new original videos.

Every day this December, Playbill will be getting into the spirit of the season with 31 Days of Holiday Cheer—sharing some of our favorite music videos from Broadway stars. Check in daily for classic tunes and new songs about Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's. And we even have some surprise new, original Playbill videos to share.

Well, Merry Christmas to us! MJ the Musical slipped a special gift under our tree today: A new video of the Broadway cast performing the Jackson 5 rendition of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town."

Though the song is most associated with the Jackson 5, the tune was actually written in 1934 by Tin Pan Alley songwriters J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie. A quick holiday standard, the song has been recorded by Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, The Four Seasons, and The Supremes. The Jackson 5 gave it a spin on their 1970 Jackson 5 Christmas Album.

Enjoy the cast of MJ the Musical with their Jackson 5-Motown performance of the song, arranged by original MJ cast member John Edwards. Performers include Edwards, Tavon Olds-Sample, Michael Harmon, Max Chambers, Jace Bently, Matthew Frederick Harris, Nick T Daly, Blu Allen, and Zelig Williams.

VIDEO: 31 Days of Holiday Cheer: Julia Lester Sings a Pop 'Hanukkah Medley'

MJ The Musical opened February 1, 2022 at the Neil Simon Theatre. It features a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and a score made up of some of the most popular songs in recording history. Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon directs and choreographs.

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