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Presents, A Tree, Decorations, Agents Sliding Down The Chimney

If you’ve ever spent the holidays in the vicinity of a television, chances are you have experienced the rapier wit of David Bowie and Bing Crosby. The charming, if not somewhat surreal collaboration, arose from Bing’s desire to have a contemporary artist hang with him for his annual Christmas special. His kids recommended one David Bowie, who jumped at the opportunity:

Sadly, Bing didn’t live to see the segment become a perennial holiday favorite and a gold mine for tribute-tinged parody: Stephen Colbert and Willie Nelson rocked “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy” for The Colbert Christmas two years ago, Jack Black and Jason Segel were animated in the name of Peace, and now we have Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly with an eerily accurate recreation:

Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy with Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly from Will Ferrell