Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jimmy Fallon turn 2018 hits into holiday songs on ‘The Tonight Show’


Posted on: December 18th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

NBC/Andrew Lipovsky(NEW YORK) — Lin-Manuel Miranda, stars of Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, opening Wednesday, was Jimmy Fallon’s guest on Monday’s The Tonight Show, and the two got festive by turning some of 2018’s biggest hits into holiday parodies.

Following his monologue, the Tonight Show host — sitting at his desk — began explaining to the audience that as much as he’s enjoyed the hits of the past year, there’s nothing he loves more than holiday music. Miranda suddenly jumped out from behind the curtain and interrupted Fallon with an idea, although Jimmy already knew what the Hamilton star had in mind.

“Are you saying that we should sing a medley of popular songs of 2018, but change the lyrics to make them about the holiday season?

“Yes,” replied Miranda.

“Let’s do it!” Fallon shot back.

The two then launched into a medley of the years biggest hits, including, Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” which became a song about mall Santas; Zed, Maren Morris and Grey’s “The Middle,” now a ditty about spinning a dreidel; Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left to Cry,” a song about getting drunk on wine; and Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Blavin’s “I Like It,” a tribute to all the things they like about Christmas, such as chestnuts, chimneys, candy canes and “chillin’ with my squad.”

Other songs getting the holiday treatment were Maroon 5’s “Girl Like You”; Migos’ “Stir Fry”; Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood”; Post Malone’s “Better Now”; Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant to Be”; and “Perfect,” by Ed Sheeran.

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