Here’s the Chicago Bulls’ Christmas video, a stirring rewrite of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” It’s pleasantly awkward with a few chuckles thrown in for good measure. Great success, at least as good as the Lakers’ holiday offering.
You’ve got Derrick Rose weird pseudo-wink maneuver, Carlos Boozer’s over-manicured beard being all goofy with his lines, James Johnson’s surprisingly high-pitched voice and a shoehorned-in Scottie Pippen reminding everyone that the Bulls won six titles in 1990s and also that he’d still love to coach your team if you’ll let him. All in all, a nice performance, especially when the video’s director realized that an entire rendition of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” would be way too long so they slipped in a cut of Benny the Bull telling everyone to get on with it. Good move, man — that song never ends.
My only complaint — no Brian Scalabrine. You’re telling me the Bulls couldn’t get Scal to freestyle a tight 16 over those jazzy horns in the background? Hogwash.