Listen To Kristen Bell & Straight No Chaser’s Modern Day Christmas Carol “Text Me Merry Christmas”

I have a new favorite Christmas song that I firmly believe should take the place of “Christmas Shoes” on every radio station during the holiday season. (Let’s be honest, that song is hella depressing and has no place wedged in between “Jingle Bells” and “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”) Kristen Bell joined a cappella group Straight No Chaser to create a modern day Christmas carol called “Text Me Merry Christmas,” which basically sums up every interaction I’ve had on December 25th for the last five years.

A preview:

Text me Merry Christmas/ Send a selfie too/ If you do, I’ll go ‘Neath the mistletoe/ And pretend my screen is you/ Show me that you love me/ Text xo to kiss and hug me/ I’ll be right here waiting/ For my pants to start vibrating.

Check out the music video for the (fingers crossed) new holiday classic, and view the full lyrics after the jump! “Text Me Merry Christmas” will be available on iTunes tonight at midnight, so get your texting fingers ready. 

(Kristen)

This holiday
You’ll be far away
And I’ll be all alone
So please remember
This December
To fully charge your phone
And Text me Merry Christmas
Let me know you care
Just a word or two Of text from you
Will remind me you’re still there
You don’t have to add much to it
One smiley face will do
Baby text me Merry Christmas
Cause I’m missing kissing you

(Mike)

Text me Merry Christmas
Make my holiday complete
Though you’re far from me
Say you’ll brb
That’s a text I’ll never delete
Choose just the right emoji
One that makes me lol
And if you text me something naughty
I promise I won’t tell

(Together)

I don’t care if you spell things right
I just want to hear from you tonight
Stroke those keys with your delicate touch
And type those little words that mean so much!

Mike: Hi
Kristen: Hey
Mike: How are you
Kristen: Ok
Mike: Miss u
Kristen: Miss u too
Mike: Xmas sucks without you
Kristen: I know lol
Mike: Love u
Kristen: Love u 2
Mike: Kthxbye

(Together)

A Facebook message isn’t quite as sweet

Kristen: A need more from you than just a tweet
Mike: A snap on Snapchat doesn’t last

(Together)

And voicemail? That’s from Christmas past
Text me Merry Christmas
Send a selfie too
If you do, I’ll go ‘Neath the mistletoe
And pretend my screen is you
Show me that you love me
Text xo to kiss and hug me
I’ll be right here waiting
For my pants to start vibrating
Baby text me Merry Christmas
And I will text you too
This Christmas
It’s the least that we can do
Merry Christmas!

[RyanSeacrest.com]