Our friends, the McAllisters (with whom we were staying over Thanksgiving break) nicely let us waste their entire evening browsing YouTube trying to decide which song to do. We were leaning heavily toward this 1986 Fresh-Prince-of-Bel-Air-ish Christmas rap called “Chillin’ With Santa” that Rich had unearthed. The Muppets’ Ringing of Bells also crossed our minds (we’re such big fans of the recent Mormon/Muppet alliance).
But in the end, The 1976 Osmond family Christmas special came across the sidebar of my YouTube page and we just knew. We knew we’d arrived. (Although we were SORELY tempted by the 1977 opening number as well. It’s pretty awesome. And by awesome I mean painfully awful).
DON’T DO IT!!
It almost killed me. I almost died from the pain of cheesy puns and cornball dialogue that is Donny and Marie’s banter (spoiler alert: the punchline of EVERY joke is how big the Osmond family is. And if you’re thinking, “But Celeste, the Osmond family is SO big, it will never not be funny!!” It will my friends, somewhere after the eleventh . . . or first joke . . . it will.)
Ok, enough yacking, here’s our video: (Rich even added a text introduction like some sort of wizard)
Also, if you ever find yourself in charge of a Christmas church party, I HIGHLY recommend implementing a Jimmy Fallon style lip sync battle. This was the best Christmas church party I’ve ever been to.
Anyway, I’ll leave you with this picture someone snapped of us. We can’t figure out where in our performance this moment was, but doesn’t it look like a shot from the MOST white rap EVER??