I’m with Dave Elkins: “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney is one of my favorite Christmas songs. It’s eerie in only the way post-Cold War America could be, a world without John Lennon, John Kennedy and ushering in a Ronald Reagan and a Gulf War.

ANYWAY, he’s recorded a version of it that’s great. Check it out below.

Brooklyn Vegan had the premiere.

Schematic's 'Wonderful Christmastime'

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