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"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" is a Christmas song. It was written by Johnny Mercer, and the original version of it was recorded on September 27, 1935 by Joe Harris with Benny Goodman & His Orchestra. Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus, at the first Christmas Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... Johnny Mercer (November 18, 1909 - June 25, 1976) was a pop music composer. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 95 days remaining. ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Benny Goodman, born Benjamin David Goodman, (May 30, 1909 - June 13, 1986) was a famous Jazz musician, known as King of Swing, Patriarch of the Clarinet, and Swings Senior Statesman. Goodman was born in Chicago, the son of poor Jewish immigrants who lived on Chicagos Maxwell Street neighborhood. ...

The song is a traditional standard at Christmas time, and has been covered by numerous recording artists, including The Jackson 5, who released a #1 hit single version in 1970. A tradition is a story or a custom that is memorized and passed down from generation to generation, originally without the need for a writing system. ... The word standard has several meanings: Classically, standard referred to a flag or banner; especially, a national or other ensign carried into battle; thus standard bearer indicates the one who bears, or carries, the standard. ... The cover to the Jackson 5s first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, released on Motown Records in 1969. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ...

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