One Direction Performs 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' on 'Fallon'…with Classroom Instruments: Watch


One Direction has gifted another early Christmas present to fans with a yuletide-themed slot on Monday’s Tonight Show.

The boyband teamed with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots to perform “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” But this is Fallon’s show, and Fallon’s rules. Which meant everyone played along with kids' classroom instruments. 

Harry Styles beat a drum, Zayn Malik struck the triangle, Liam Payne clapped the coconuts, and Louis Tomlinson offered vocals. The Irishman Niall Horan was on banana duties. Yup, the banana. And ghastly Christmas sweaters were the choice of attire. Watch the clip below: It’s not the first song to get the special Tonight Show treatment. Robin Thicke's hit "Blurred Lines" was reworked with an arrangement that featured a tiny xylophone, metal spoons, cowbell and a wooden block. 

And earlier this year, Idina Menzel delivered a one-off version of “Let It Go” with all the musical tools from the classroom. 

1D was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last weekend. Mini xylophones did not feature in that performance.


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