Xmas Pops Sing-Along

The best pop stars know how to turn on the charm for the holidays. No one does “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” like the Boss. “Blue Christmas” remains one of Elvis’ most soulful performances. And has David Bowie ever been more heartwarming than when he sang “Little Drummer Boy” with Bing Crosby? Now it’s your turn, with the Xmas Pops Sing-Along, to accompany holiday-themed music videos like Run-DMC’s delightful “Christmas in Hollis,” the Waitresses’ irrepressible “Christmas Wrapping,” or The Beach Boys’ endearingly cheesy “Little Saint Nick.” Stranger versions of traditional carols come from Billy Idol’s No. 1 Rebel Christmas Album. And beware the cute/horrifying Olsen twins’ performance of “Jingle Bells,” complete with a rap breakdown (“You look good in a popcorn string/Shake these silver bells and make them ring”). Games and outdoor caroling will also provide the opportunity—finally!—to publically belt out “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer,” or, everyone’s favorite, Wham!’s “Last Christmas.” Because nothing spreads holiday cheer like George Michael offering you his icy, broken heart. E. THOMPSON

Tue., Dec. 22, 7 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 23, 9:30 p.m., 2009

 
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