I am going to let you all in on a little, itty bitty, secret of mine: I hate Christmas music. Well, most of it at least. I know, I know. Hurl the insults, tell me I'm a Grinch, revoke all my present privileges. I don't know what it is but a majority of holiday tunes just grate on me. Except... except for a brand spankin' new one, apparently. You see, on his show, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and the Sing cast covered "Wonderful Christmastime." And it's impossible not to get into the holiday spirit when you listen. Yes, even I say so.
Then again, it's kind of difficult to believe that a cover by the likes of not just Fallon and The Roots, but Paul McCartney and Tori Kelly, could be anything but magical, right? Right. Besides, they aren't the only celebrities who sing their holiday-loving hearts out. Sing cast members such as Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, and Scarlett Johansson all partake in a bit of colorful caroling as well. And, as Entertainment Weekly points out, they all tackled the song without any back up acoustics. That's right: they did this thing totally a capella, as all tried and true carolers do.
On top of that, the Sing cast are joined by the actual, animated cast members, because why the hell not? After all, just because you're fictional doesn't mean you don't enjoy a McCartney Christmas classic. These animated animals prove that "Wonderful Christmastime" is truly wonderful for all, and they make this a capella rendition appropriate for adults and children alike. You get to enjoy your favorite actors and performers, and the children get a taste of the animated film before it even gets here. Win/win.
To be frank, if you're not replaying this cover as soon as it ends, I don't think you were listening hard enough. Even this Christmas music hater has the tune on loop, and that's not something I'd readily admit without cause. Fallon, The Roots, McCartney, and the Sing cast totally nailed it and this rendition of "Wonderful Christmastime" is sure to be because it's just so damn joyful.