Kristen Bell and Straight No Chaser Sing “Text Me Merry Christmas”
If you can’t be with your special someone for Christmas just remember to text them Merry Christmas, misspellings will be forgiven. And for that extra special touch, add an emoji or a selfie to show you care, because a plan ol’ phone call and voice message is a thing of the past.
Actress Kristen Bell teamed up with the a capella group Straight No Chaser on a new holiday song called Text Me Merry Christmas with lyrics for modern day communication.
Because all we really want for Christmas is… you, via a few characters of written text.
The men of Straight No Chaser talked to RyanSeacrest.com about their new holiday song. “We wanted a Christmas song that spoke to how informal communication has become,” SNC’s Randy Stine. “As soon as we heard the first demo it was apparent that it had to be a duet … the only voice we heard singing this was Kristen Bell and she nailed every note and delivered the lyrics with the perfect comedic tone. We were hanging on her every word … when we weren’t looking at our phones.”
The demo was immediately sent to Kristen … and within hours, she replied back with a huge “Yes!”. “‘Text Me Merry Christmas’ was so much fun to record,” gushes Kristen. “The lyrics are smart and creative and musically it was a blast to sing a cappella with Straight No Chaser. I’m excited to be a part of what could be a Christmas classic for our current generation.”