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.

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

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