Monday, June 17, 2013

30 Day Song Challenge (The Sequel), Day 17: Your Favorite Holiday Song


It's hard to think about "holiday" songs in the middle of June-- in Memphis-- so today's entry will be brief.  I'm picking a Christmas song, not because Christmas is my favorite holiday (my favorite holiday is a tie between New Years Eve and Halloween), but rather because, c'mon let's admit it, Christmas has the best songs. I was tempted to pick something from the old Bing Crosby movie White Christmas because the very sappiest part of me loves that film so much.  But the truth is that a new version of a new-ish Christmas song came out last year and absolutely won me over the first time I saw it.  (For the record, this song is as much about seeing it performed as it is about hearing it.)  It's a version of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas" performed along with late-night host and former-SNL star Jimmy Fallon, his late-night house band (and Philly legends) The Roots, Mariah herself, and a bunch of adorable little kids.  What really makes this otherwise motley crew irresistable, however, is the fact that they bust this song out on a menagerie of grade-school music instruments.  It's really too cute for words. 

Warning: this video may give you diabetes.



I don't have anything else to say about this.  It's summertime, after all.  In Memphis.

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Nostalgic? Check out my entry for Day 17 of the 2011 version of the 30 Day Song Challenge

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