On the first day of Christmas, my Bacon gave to meeeeee…
…a heart-tugging carol in the key of C!
While Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is no longer with us, one of its most memorable moments was a Christmas episode wherein head honchos Danny (Bradley Whitford) and Matt (Matthew Perry) realize that the unusually high number of studio musicians out sick right before the holidays is actually a ploy to get displaced New Orleans musicians a job–and a union card–that will provide some Christmas cheer. Sketches are bumped, and instead we are treated to an emotional rendition of “O, Holy Night” by a group of genuine, awesome New Orleans musicians as images from the city are flashed behind them and coconut snow falls from the rafters.
Enjoy a free MP3 download of “Oh, Holy Night” as seen on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip last Christmas, courtesy of the Tipitina’s Foundation.
Seriously, if the holiday spirit has you wanting to express some peace on earth and goodwill toward men, you could do worse than remembering New Orleans. The mission of the Tipitina’s Foundation is to restore Louisiana’s irreplaceable music community and preserve the state’s unique musical cultures. Click here to make a donation of funds or musical instruments to help replace the thousands lost in Katrina while you’re remembering how much Christmas music means to your favorite holiday TV.