Video Post: Santa Claus is Comin'
According to my concert list, I've seen Bruce perform "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" live only 3 times, the first during one of the Labor Day weekend shows at Giants Stadium in 1985. Stevie was with the band that weekend, and at that time, I never thought I'd experience the song live. My best friend and I had driven from Wisconsin to NJ without concert tickets. Those were the days, thanks "Men in Black" for giving two young women tickets 2 nights in a row.
With the holiday season upon us, here's a collection of videos of Bruce performing holiday songs. I hope 2023 brings fresh memories of these songs being performed live.
Since 1978 Merry Christmas Baby has been performed live 19 times.
Asbury Park, NJ, 2001
Live on Conan, 2002
Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ 2008
Buffalo, NY, 2009
Blue Christmas was performed live 4 times.
Asbury Park, NJ 2010
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town has been performed 167 times since 1973.
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, 1978
Glendale, AZ 2012
Mohegan Sun 2014
SNL 2015 with Paul McCartney
MetLife Stadium, NJ 2016
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) was performed live 10 times since 2000.
Convention Hall, Asbury, NJ, 2003
Wintersong has never been performed live and is an outtake from 1973.
Run Rudolph Run performed live 7 times, the first in 1994 in Sea Bright, NJ.
Sea Bright, NJ 1994
Count Basie Theatre, with Bon Jovi, 2008
Christmas Day performed live 7 times at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ.