The Choob’s 12 Days Of Christmas: Aimee Mann’s Christmas Carol


On the fifth day of Christmas, The Cathode Ray Choob sent to you…
Aimee Mann’s lesson about the true meaning of Christmas.

Last year and the year before, singer-songwriter Aimee Mann made a couple of star-studded short comedy films that were screened during her Christmas gigs each year.

In 2008, she gave us her version of A Christmas Carol, with Mann playing the Scrooge role and her husband Michael Penn as Marley.

It also features some big-name actor friends including Michael Cera (Superbad, Juno, Arrested Development), John Krasinski (from the US version of The Office) and John C Reilly (Magnolia, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Step Brothers).

Particular highlights are part 3, with Cera, and part 4, with John C Reilly.

After the John Krasinski segment, he joined her on stage for a duet. Not sure if this was a one-off at the LA gig or if this happened throughout the tour, but here’s the video:

And here is the is the 2007 Christmas film, in which Aimee tries to convince various celebrities to appear at her gig.

Guest stars in this one include Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, John Krasinski (again) and Weird Al Yankovic:

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