When you go Christmas carolling, it's cute. When Jimmy Fallon goes Christmas carolling, it's a musical extravaganza filled with A-list celebrities.
The host of The Tonight Show (and next month's Golden Globes) has enlisted a celebrity choir that'd make Gareth Malone jealous for a cheerful cover of Sir Paul McCartney's 'Wonderful Christmastime'.
By A-list, we mean the stars of the animated comedy Sing - including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson and Tori Kelly - as well as Macca himself.
Since it's the giving season, Jimmy's house band The Roots lend a hand to these amateurs (aside from Sir Paul and Tori Kelly, of course!) for a holiday remix you'll not soon forget.
Will it shoot to the top of the charts as this year's Christmas No.1? Err, probably not, but it's a fun festive sing-along nonetheless.
'Wonderful Christmastime' was originally released by Sir Paul all the way back in 1979, as he was winding up the Wings era of his legendary career.© NBC Universal
The song's taken a not-so-gentle ribbing over the years for its overly-simplistic lyrics, and yet the likes of Kylie Minogue, Barenaked Ladies and Demi Lovato have all covered it.
Even the cast of The West Wing had a go at one point. Listen below if you dare:
Jimmy's version doubles, of course, as a canny bit of promotion for Sing, an animated jukebox musical that lets Seth MacFarlane croon 'My Way' and Reese Witherspoon let loose on 'Shake It Off'
Sing is now playing in US cinemas and opens in the UK on Friday, January 27. Watch a trailer below:
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