Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Team Up With One Direction to Spread Holiday Cheer

TonightShow(PCM) I believe it was Buddy the Elf who proclaimed, “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear,” and truer words are rarely said. Jimmy Fallon, the legendary Roots crew, and One Direction are doing their part to spread the cheer this year. English-Irish boy band sensation One Direction stopped by The Tonight Show on Monday night and continued Jimmy Fallon’s fun series of popular songs covered on classroom instruments with the traditional Christmas standard, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” The Roots, Jimmy Fallon, and One Direction all crammed into The Tonight Show Music Room, sporting their classiest and best ugly Christmas sweaters, and busted out a colorful array of classroom instruments to accompany the tune, including Liam Payne on the coconut and Harry Styles on the kazoo. The appearance is due in part to One Direction’s hour-long special, One Direction: The TV Special, airing Tuesday night on NBC. The special will feature footage from the group’s Where We Are Tour as well as behind-the-scenes takes of the band working on their new LP, Four. One Direction will be featured as guests on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon after the special airs.