If there’s one Christmas song that gives me the willies, it’s Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. Just give a listen to the lyrics, and you’ll soon wonder why more children aren’t terrified by the big guy in the red suit. Consider the veiled threat behind these lines:
You'd better watch out You'd better not cry You'd better not pout I'm telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town.
It really gets creepy, though, when it describes the results of Santa’s spy network:
He sees you when you're sleeping He knows when you're awake He knows if you've been bad or good So be good for goodness sake
The old, fat guy has taken a page from 1984 and uses fear to keep all the little kiddies in line. And don’t forget about his naughty and nice lists. Number one on the naughty list? Santa himself.