Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen perform ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ on ‘SNL’ – watch

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler also joined in festive song

Paul McCartney joined Bruce Springsteen for a surprise performance on Saturday Night Live last night (December 19).

McCartney joined Springsteen and the rest of the sketch show’s cast, including hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, on a cover of ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’.

Earlier in the night Springsteen & The E Street Band performed two songs from the recently released ‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ box set, ‘Meet Me In The City’ and ‘The Ties That Bind’.

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Springsteen recently unveiled plans to mark 1980 album ‘The River’ during his upcoming 2016 tour.

A reissue of the album was released on December 4. The River Tour will see Springsteen touring North America from January to March, kicking things off in Pittsburgh on January 16 and finishing up with two shows in Los Angeles from March 15-17.

Springsteen is likely to play ‘The River’ in full and draw heavily from its recent box set release during the tour.

‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ features the original album plus unreleased music, unseen concert footage and a new documentary.

The double-album gave Springsteen his first US Number One Record and resulted in an extensive touring period. The third disc presents Springsteen’s show with the E Street Band from Tempe, Arizona on the 1980 River Tour, including over two and a half hours worth of footage and 24 songs.

‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ is packaged in a 10-inch by 12-inch box with a hardcover 148-page coffee table book that contains 200 studio and live photographs.