They’re simply having a wonderful Christmastime!
Jimmy Fallon gathered Paul McCartney, The Roots and the Sing cast to perform “Wonderful Christmastime” a capella on The Tonight Show. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane and Tori Kelly warm up their vocals and perform in the Brady Bunch-like grid with red and green backgrounds.
While McCartney’s version of the classic Christmas tune will forever be a favorite, these stars (with the help of their film characters) make it an incredibly cheery alternative. Wearing scarves, hats and other winter wear, the A-list actors-singers will have you counting down the remaining days until Christmas with even more fervor.
Sing centers around a koala named Buster Moon (McConaughey) who is at risk of losing his theater. In a last-ditch effort to save his prized possession, Buster hosts a singing competition similar to American Idol. Animals from far and wide are attracted to the opportunity and sign up to compete for the cash prize.
And even though McConaughey has a starring role, the actor admitted to E! News’ Marc Malkin that his kids couldn’t get enough of the other characters and their voices. “My daughter’s [Vida] already got a crush on one,” the actor revealed. “You’ll see. It’s the gorilla. Wait until you hear the gorilla’s voice.”
(Egerton, the man behind the gorilla, has a British accent).
Press play to get a sneak peek of the Sing cast at work!
(E!, NBC and Universal Pictures are all part of the NBCUniversal family.)