I previously posted that Julian Casablancas had covered the SNL cristmas classic which can be watched here. For his tribute Casablancas has decided to flesh out the short 1 and a half minute song into 3 minutes of garage rock. Although the song starts shaky with Casablancas struggling to imitate the original’s deep gruffy voice. However he finds his place as he explodes into the infinitely catchy chorus. Alot is going on with the song as well. Fuzzy guitars, looping synths and church bells all combine to create a great backdrop for Casablancas to work with. This is why the voice is disapointing as he fails to carry the weight of the melody. The song still is very catchy and is worth checking out.