You better watch out, you better not cry
You better not pout, I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
 
He’s making a list and checking it twice
He’s gonna find out who’s naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town
 
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
 
Oh, you better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
 
See, you better watch out, you better not cry
You better not pout, I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
 
He’s making a list and he's checking it twice
He’s gonna find out who’s been naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town
 
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
 
Oh, you better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town