Jimmy Fallon, Paul McCartney, ‘Sing’ Cast and The Roots Perform “Wonderful Christmastime”

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Jimmy Fallon, Sing Cast, Paul McCartney Perform Wonderful Christmastime

Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Paul McCartney, Reese Witherspoon, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Jimmy Fallon, Kirk “Captain Kirk” Douglas, Tori Kelly, Matthew McConaughey, and James Poser sing “Wonderful Christmastime” (Photo by NBC)

The Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon teamed up with cast members from Sing, Sir Paul McCartney, and The Roots for an a cappella rendition of the classic holiday song, “Wonderful Christmastime.” Matthew McConaughey, Tori Kelly, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, and Scarlett Johansson represented the Sing cast for the one minute 35 second music video which aired on the December 20, 2016 episode of NBC’s The Tonight Show.


The Sing Plot: Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal-some might even say delusional-optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

Five lead contestants emerge: Mike (Seth MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny (Taron Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash (Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.

Each arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life. And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.

Watch the “Wonderful Christmastime” video:





Rebecca Murray

Rebecca Murray

Editor in Chief at Showbiz Junkies
Journalist covering the entertainment industry for 18+ years, including 13 years as the first writer for About.com's Hollywood Movies site. Member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and President of the San Diego Film Critics Society.
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