This year's top holiday duet doesn't feature Mariah Carey or Will Ferrell. It's Rodney the Mailman [local news]
and Andrew WK [original]
, live from the Chicago offices of the Onion AV Club in their Holiday Undercover project.
In typical Andrew WK style, a slightly... different version
is also available.
But this is not Rodney's first appearance -- nor are these covers few and far between.
Other AV Club artists in the Holiday Undercover project, performing songs of their choice (you may get sick of the vodka/Sugar Plum Fairy opening; sorry!)
Fran Healy, formerly of Travis, covers Joni Mitchell's River
[previous Travis cover here
; Joni Mitchell original here
Brendan Benson covers Slade's Merry Christmas Everybody
... and surprise! So does Kate Nash
The Walkmen cover Lindsey Buckingham's Holiday Road
Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater covers Randy Newman's God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)
The Dresden Dolls cover Neutral Milk Hotel's Two Headed Boy
...which was also covered earlier this year in the original Undercover project by the Swell Season
Everyone's favorite postal employee also made brief cameos in two more Undercover videos:
Retribution Gospel Choir covered the Beach Boys' Kokomo
… okay, and here’s a version by the Muppets
. This IS MetaFilter, after all.]
Fruit Bats covered Hall and Oates' One on One
The Undercover project was previously, erm, covered in this post
from last June. Check out a recap, and results of voting, here