Watch Springsteen, McCartney and the ‘SNL’ Cast Sing ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band returned to Saturday Night Live for the first time in nearly fifteen years last weekend, serving as musical guest for co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. After performing two songs from his new The River deluxe reissue The Ties That Bind, The Boss offered up a Christmas surprise for the finale.

The episode’s closing moments found Poehler, Fey, the entire cast of SNL and somehow Paul McCartney, joining Springsteen and the E Street Band for a rockin’ take on the band’s Christmas classic “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” 

The secret was finally revealed when McCartney stepped onstage, with sleigh bells in hand, to join in the festivities.