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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly parody Bowie/Crosby

I was thinking about reposting the weird but well-known Bowie/Bing Crosby “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth” duet, but came across this parody by Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. One of the funny things about this is that for almost the entire video, all they do is recreate, word for word and note for note, the original skit and song. They only deviate at the end with a gag. I think that’s largely because they entire circumstance as inherently ridiculous and funny on its face. Nonetheless, we are reminded that both David Bowie and Bing Crosby had great voices and were perfectly capable of making what has since become a Christmas music mainstay, despite their different backgrounds and audiences. And consummate entertainers Ferrell and Reilly also can sing. So I thought this was a good one for today.

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