One Direction joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots to perform “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” on Monday’s “Tonight Show.” The twist: Everyone used classroom instruments. Zayn Malik played the triangle, Harry Styles banged a drum, Liam Payne clanked cocoanuts, Louis Tomlinson added vocals, and Niall Horan shook a banana (yes, you read that right).
It was the latest edition of Fallon’s clever and adorably entertaining segment. Past sketches have featured artists ranging from Robin Thicke and Idina Menzel to Meghan Trainor and Mariah Carey using children’s instruments in must-see performances. One Direction now joins that special group, and they were wearing some very eye-catching Christmas sweaters to boot.
The band will also be featured as guests on Tuesday’s episode of the “Tonight Show,” airing a few hours after “One Direction: The TV Special,” their very first primetime television special in the United States. As Gossip Cop reported, it will be broadcast on NBC and feature the guys performing at Universal Studios, along with behind-the-scenes footage.
The “Tonight Show” appearance follows One Direction’s two-song performance on last weekend’s “Saturday Night Live.” As Gossip Cop shared, they sang “Night Changes” and “Ready to Run,” marking their third time on the sketch comedy series as musical guests. They also joined host Amy Adams and “SNL” stars Cecily Strong and Aidy Bryan for a very funny dance sketch. It seems the days before Christmas will continue to be filled with presents for Directioners.