Adam Sandler decided to get festive a little early this year. During his appearance at the Judd Apatow & Friends New York Comedy Festival event at Carnegie Hall this weekend, the actor and comedian decided to bust out his guitar for an updated version of his classic holiday ditty, “The Chanukah Song.”
In vintage form, Sandler delighted the crowd with his fourth rendition of the tune, which featured a variety of 2015-worthy references to fellow Chanukah celebrators such as Drake, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Seth Rogen, Scarlett Johansson and even Frozen’s Olaf and Elsa.
Although the fan-shot video performance of the song was quickly pulled down from the internet by folks at Warner Music, the updated lyrics were transcribed just in time!
This is how it went:
“Put on your yarmulke, here comes Chanukah
It’s so much fun-akkah to celebrate Chanukah
Chanukkah is the Festival of Lights,
Instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights.
When you feel like the only kid in town without a Christmas tree,
Here’s the fourth list of people who are Jewish, just like Jesus, Olaf, Punky Brewster, Judd Apatow, Scott Rudin, and me!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt enjoys eating kugel
So does Stan Lee, Jake Gylleenhaal, and the two guys who founded Google
Adam Levine wears a Jewish star
So does Drake and Seth Rogen
Goldberg has a gold yarmulke to match the belt he wore from Hulk Hogan
We got Scarlett Johansson, talk about a cultured crush
And if you need a hotter voice to turn you on, how about getting it from Lost?
We may not have a cartoon of a reindeer that can talk
But we also don’t have polio, thanks to Dr. Jonas Salk
Put on your yarmulke, it’s time for Chanukah
Harry Potter and his magic wandi-kah, celebrate Chanukah
Jared from Subway: F**k, a Jew
But guess who’s Jewish and can fix him? Loveline’s Dr. Drew
Princess Leia cuts the halva with Elsa from Frozen
David Beckham is the king of soccer studs and also a quarter chosen
Ron Jeremy is fully Jewish and so is his foot-long buddy
Shia LaBeouf is half a Jew but 100 percent nutty
It’s who but Santa Claus who makes Christmas so merry
But we get two jolly fat guys: ice cream’s Ben & Jerry’s
Come on all to Chanukah, get up and celebrate Chanukah
Don’t mess with us, oh Chanukah, let’s all get along for Chanukah
So drink your Jaegerbomb-ikkah and smoke your medical-marijuan-ikkah
If you really, really wanna-kah, have a happy, happy, happy, happy Chanukah”
It’s nice to see that Sandler’s still got it!
For the sake of nostalgia, let’s listen to the original. It still holds up!