Every Christmas season brings us a litany of competing versions of the same tunes. This year, though, comedic actors seem to battling it out as much as would-be Tony Bennetts. Last week we LOLed at Jack Black and Jason Segel’s bombastic arena rock version of the Bing Crosby and David Bowie duet “Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth.” This week, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly threw their hat into the ring with their own version of the holiday classic.
An unlikely pair has chosen to enter the holiday music fray. Jason Segel – who starred in I Love You, Man – and Jack Black – who needs no introduction – reenact the Bing Crosby and David Bowie duet “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy.” Bing and Bowie recorded the medley in 1977 for Bing’s last Christmas special; he suffered a fatal heart attack a few weeks later after a round of golf that was apparently more invigorating than most. Black and Segel may not be the first names that come to mind when you think about the holidays, but then Bowie is hardly jolly old St. Nick.