Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney SNL

Springsteen & McCartney unite for Christmas on SNL

Two undisputed legends Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney joined forces to perform the festive hit Santa Claus is Comin to Town on Saturday Night Live at the weekend.

The surprise appearance of Beatles legend Paul McCartney was a welcome holiday treat as he sauntered on stage alongside hosts for the night, and SNL veterans, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The rest of the sketch show’s cast joined in on the song as well, complete with Christmas hats, and looked as surprised at McCartney’s appearance as the man himself did. It is actually yet to be established if he was just lost and stumbled onto the stage mistakenly, or if it was pre-planned.

Springsteen led the fun-filled track with his usual rousing energy and voice. He pushed his guitar up into the air halfway through the song to salute the New York crowd, while McCartney joyfully lurked in the background joining in on baking vocals with guitarist Steven Van Zandt.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band had earlier performed two tracks from their just released The Ties That Bind: The River Collection box set. The ever busy Springsteen has recently revealed that his upcoming 2016 tour will celebrate his classic 1980 album The River. The re-released album was put out just in time for Christmas and will no doubt prove to be the perfect stocking filler for Springsteen fans.

Meanwhile, where would we be without the legend that is Paul McCartney? There certainly wouldn’t be a Yesterday. This year he worked with speech interrupter, shoe designer, and self-proclaimed biggest rock star in the world extraordinaire Kanye West on a new tune, where he spoke of his admiration for Kanye while comparing him to his old friend John Lennon. McCartney’s appearance comes as a further present, after it was recently suggested that the Beatles entire discography will make its long awaited appearance on streaming sites.

Read our special Flashback Friday editions on the The Beatles here and Bruce Springsteen here.