After the jump, I have posted an animated music video for a cover of Adam Sandler’s “The Chanukah Song” performed by Neil Diamond. You are more than welcome to click through and watch it, I simply ask that before you do, you pose to yourself a simple question, and you have a follow up. Your first question to yourself is: am I a person who enjoys irreverent holiday music? And your follow up question to yourself is: am I a person who enjoys irreverent holiday music so much that I am thrilled and delighted by the idea of a cover of an irreverent holiday song? Thank you(rself), you will take your answer off the air.
This is “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” all over again. That song, of course (not of course), was a classic borscht belt routine that Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner would perform in delis around the Lower East Side as a goof, and the next thing you know, Less Than Jake* is covering it and it’s all over whatever there was before there was YouTube. Mimeographs? It’s being forwarded around in a mimeograph. KNOW YOUR HISTORY.
*Less Than Jake +/- = Neil Diamond, FACT, just like the rest of the FACTS in that paragraph, I’m sure.