Jason Segel, Jack Black's 'Little Drummer Boy' echoes David Bowie, Bing Crosby
Your daily December dose of holiday cheer comes courtesy of Jason Segel and Jack Black, who co-star in the most recent big-screen adaptation of "Gulliver's Travels," in theaters on Dec. 22.
Courtesy of College Humor, the two stars get animated to sing a version of the "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" mashup popularized by Bing Crosby and David Bowie in 1977 for the "Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas" special.
What's kind of cool is that the new version is still very sedate, filled with the banal small talk that was a hallmark of the original.
"It always helps to play a holiday carol when I'm feeling fretful," says cartoon Segel before launching into the song.
We also quite like cartoon Black's Christmas tree sweater and how they captured that manic look in his eyes.
Here's the original version for comparison: