Watch Jimmy Fallon and One Direction Play a Christmas Carol on Classroom Instruments
‘Tonight Show’ host Jimmy Fallon loves a good recurring sketch or game, but one of his very best repeating gags is one we don’t get to see often enough. When given the right musical guest—typically, someone funny and plucky and more than willing to go a bit crazy—Fallon and his house band The Roots will break out the classroom instruments and everyone will just go to town on a particular jam.
This time around, One Direction proved to be funny and plucky and crazy enough to get into the holiday spirit with a little “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” If nothing else, the song—which actually sounds pretty great—is worth a watch just to see Niall go nuts on his lil banana shaker. That joy is what the holidays are all about.