How crazy fast has this year gone by? Super crazy fast. It’s already December, people – only 23 days until Christmas. I’m not ready. I’m sure a lot has to do with our living in limbo status – I’m bummed that for the first time ever I won’t be decorating this year.
My mom whipped out a few festive decorations, but it’s just not the same. We’ll just have to make up for it next year – I smell a Griswold moment coming on…
Being that it’s the first Monday of December, it’s time to break out the Holiday and Christmas tunes – the month of December will be a continuous Holiday Theme, so grab your favorite videos and come play along.
Let’s start with an awesome parody that was on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ last week, when his couch guest, actress Rashida Jones, and Jimmy Fallon decided to celebrate Thanksgiving, the beginning of Hanukkah and Black Friday by taking popular hits and turning them into holiday parodies. I know, right?
It gets even better when my favorite gal Carrie Underwood got in on the holiday fun with the duo. Carrie offered her solo, football-themed send up of Miley Cyrus’ cat-assisted, American Music Awards performance of her hit ‘Wrecking Ball.’ She then joined Jones and Fallon in the center of the stage for ‘I Stuffed It,’ which was their Thanksgiving take on Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It.’ It was super funny.
The trio next poked fun at Robin Thicke‘s summer smash ‘Blurred Lines’, transforming it into a Black Friday track. They also spoofed the Lumineers’ hit ‘Ho Hey’, which became a Santa Claus song, rightfully so!
Without further ado, enjoy the fun:
Next up, since my awesome Jewish friends are currently in the middle of Hanukkah, I’d be remiss if I didn’t include one of my favorite Hanukkah songs by, yes you guessed it – the inimitable Adam Sandler with the “Hanukkah Song”:
Next up is a gorgeous song to start off the month right – here’s Christina Perri with “Something About December”:
Next up is a song that might sound a bit familiar to those who may not specifically listen to this particular band, since a version of their song was used in Coca-Cola’s Christmas jingle in 2010. Figured it out yet? Give a listen to Train with “Shake Up Christmas”:
Finally, I had to share this video because it was cracking me up big time – it’s not recommended for kids because it’s definitely geared towards adults, but you definitely need to check it out.
One of my favorite ventriloquists works his magic – here’s Jeff Dunham with the familiar Christmas story, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”:
That puts a whole new twist on an age old story, doesn’t it? Enjoy your Monday!
Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:
I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohorts, Callie from JAmericanSpice, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, and Naila Moon at Just the Stuff Ya Know.
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!
Danielle of Royalegacy
The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday (who graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it, and who I had the privilege of meeting in person at BlogHer ’12 – she’s even more adorable than I imagined):
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