Thursday, December 23, 2010

My favorite Christmas recording

The first and only legal version of Bruce Springsteen's awesomely joyous rendition of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" originally appeared as the b-side to his 1985 "My Hometown" single off the hugely popular "Born in the U.S.A" album.

I was seven years old when it came out.

My parents bought the record and played it for my three younger siblings and I every year around this time.

The Boss still lifts my spirits each time I hear it.

According to the person who posted this superb Springsteen performance of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," it's from a September 20, 1978, concert at Capitol Theater, Passaic, New Jersey.

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