Saturday, December 19, 2009

Celluloid Bachelor #21: Neil Diamond "The Chanukah Record"

In honor of the eighth and final day of Hanukkah (or Chanukah or חנוכה, depending on your preference), I bring to you a video version of the very best Hanukkah song ever, at least from the perspective of a gentile who knows little else about the holiday or the ethno-religious dimensions of it.

Today's Celluloid Bachelor contribution further spices up the festival of lights, taking Adam Sandler's satirical song to new levels of irony by having Neil Diamond cover it. Now I love Neil, and Diamond does a good job, especially with the seriously jamming guitarist that accompanies him, but even I have to admit that it is the animation that makes a song we've all heard a billion times come back to life. Much like Zombie Jesus, allegedly, though that's a whole different pagan holiday that Christianity has appropriated.

No comments: