Published Dec 13, 2010Who knew that David Bowie and Bing Crosby's "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" was so hilarious? The song has already been covered this year by Jack Black and Jason Segel, who recently released an animated video for their over-the-top version of the Christmas classic. Now, funnymen Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly have offered up their take on the song.
Ferrell and Reilly's version recreates the skit at the beginning nearly exactly. They don't ham it up, but it's still hilarious to see Ferrell's surprisingly accurate Bowie impression. The song itself is almost identical to the original, with most of the comedy coming from Ferrell's exaggerated facial expressions (which, come to think of it, aren't really all that different from Bowie's facial expressions).
Things get silly towards the end, with both actors struggling with the final notes then wrapping up the video with an original skit.
See it below, courtesy of Funny or Die.