Today I bring two different versions of "White Christmas," one by the Pipettes and the Flaming Lips. The Pipettes version is fantastic, emphasized with gorgeous vocal harmonies and a wonderful upbeat arrangement. It's short and sweet. The Flaming Lips version on the other hand, while interesting and untraditional, it sounds like its being sung by a bad Kermit imitator. I love Wayne, I really do, but this just isn't his finest hour. I've found a video of the song being performed live during 1999, and it sounds a little better there, performed on an actual megaphone. Maybe if you can shake the Kermit thing...but I just can't. Maybe I'll think of it as a forgotten song from the Muppet Christmas Carol. It's been far too long since I've seen that.
The Pipettes - White Christmas
The Flaming Lips - White Christmas
The Flaming Lips - White Christmas (Live)
The Pipettes official website
The Flaming Lips official website