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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Strokes’ Casablancas Takes On SNL Christmas Tune

Remember when the day after Thanksgiving was the first official day of Christmastime. Well the day of thanks got one-upped this year by Halloween. After the spook fest on October 31st people are now claiming it is appropriate to drink eggnog and other Christmassy things.

Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas has jumped on the early-bird bandwagon and is expecting to catch the worm with his newest Christmas single, “I Wish It Was Christmas Today.” Previously produced, performed, and recorded during a Saturday Night Live episode, the simple yet quirkily cheerful tune makes for a unique add to the Christmas classics.

Check out Casablancas’ Strokes-infused, longer version of “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” after the jump.

Though it may be too early for some people to deck the halls and turn up the Christmas cheer, Casablancas feels good with his holiday-licious single. With songwriters and collaborators, Horatio Sans, Chris Kattan, Jimmy Fallon and Tracy Morgan help, this might just become the next “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.”

Casablancas’ Christmas single is set to release on vinyl and digital download on December 21.

-Marie Baginski
Currently listening to Christmas music … guilty

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