Hark! The Hairy Alien Sing! Chewbacca's Rendition Of Silent Night Finally Gets A Music Video... 17 Years After It Was First Recorded

By Ross Mcdonagh For Dailymail.com

Published: 07:25 BST, 23 December 2016 | Updated: 10:18 BST, 23 December 2016

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Santa is being left warm milk and wookiees this year.

Chewbacca's rendition of Silent Night has finally gotten a music video. 

A recording of the Millennium Falcon co-pilot tackling the Christmas carol resurfaced this week on film parody site HISHE.

Hark! The hairy alien sing! Chewbacca's rendition of Silent Night has finally gotten a music video 17 years after it was first recorded

Hark! The hairy alien sing! Chewbacca's rendition of Silent Night has finally gotten a music video 17 years after it was first recorded

The audio clip was originally created in 1999 by web developer Scott Anderson as a joke, intermittently doing the rounds on the web since then.

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But HISHE - which stands for How It Should Have Ended - resurrected the pitch perfect cover with a video using clips of Chewie from the original Star Wars trilogy and The Force Awakens.

Being a wookiee, Chewbacca's language - and therefore all lyrics to the song - are made up entirely of guttural roars and growls 

Beautiful: A recording of the Millennium Falcon co-pilot tackling the Christmas carol resurfaced this week on film parody site HISHE

Beautiful: A recording of the Millennium Falcon co-pilot tackling the Christmas carol resurfaced this week on film parody site HISHE

Cover: Being a wookiee, Chewbacca's language - and therefore all lyrics to the song - are made up entirely of guttural roars and growls

Cover: Being a wookiee, Chewbacca's language - and therefore all lyrics to the song - are made up entirely of guttural roars and growls

Mixed reviews: Lando seems impressed in the video, but Han is less so Mixed reviews: Lando seems impressed in the video, but Han is less so

Mixed reviews: Lando seems impressed in the video, but Han is less so

In a blog post, Anderson reveals he came up with the idea to ruthlessly mock/pay fitting tribute to musician Paul Todd's Christmas album, which his company had just released.

'A coworker had spotted Paul Todd in our office during the discussions about the CD project, and nicknamed him "Chewbacca" for his imposing mane,' he wrote.

'After I saw the slapdash cover art for the album, including the contractually obligatory portrait taking up at least 40% of the front, I knew I HAD to entertain my coworker with a Chewbacca version.'

Snao: The audio clip was originally created in 1999 by web developer Scott Anderson as a joke, to make fun of Paul Todd's Christmas album

Snao: The audio clip was originally created in 1999 by web developer Scott Anderson as a joke, to make fun of Paul Todd's Christmas album

He's no Jedi: Jabba finishes the video with an apt 'ho ho ho'

He's no Jedi: Jabba finishes the video with an apt 'ho ho ho'

This isn't Chewbacca's first foray into Christmas festivities; in 1978 he starred - along with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill et al - in the much maligned Star Wars Holiday Special.

In it, he returns to his home planet of Kashyyyk to celebrate Life Day, and fans are introduced to his father Itchy, and his son Lumpy. 

While Chewbacca doesn't appear in the Star Wars standalone film Rogue One, it is doing just fine without him, raking in more than $290million worldwide on its opening weekend.

Family portrait: This isn't Chewbacca's first foray into Christmas festivities; in 1978 he starred in the much maligned Star Wars Holiday Special, in which he returns to his home planet of Kashyyyk to celebrate Life Day, and fans are introduced to his father Itchy and his son Lumpy

Family portrait: This isn't Chewbacca's first foray into Christmas festivities; in 1978 he starred in the much maligned Star Wars Holiday Special, in which he returns to his home planet of Kashyyyk to celebrate Life Day, and fans are introduced to his father Itchy and his son Lumpy

A Star Wars Story: While Chewbacca doesn't appear in the Star Wars standalone film Rogue One, it is doing just fine without him, raking in more than $290million worldwide on its opening weekend

A Star Wars Story: While Chewbacca doesn't appear in the Star Wars standalone film Rogue One, it is doing just fine without him, raking in more than $290million worldwide on its opening weekend

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Hark! The hairy alien sing! Chewbacca's rendition of Silent Night finally gets a music video... 17 years after it was first recorded