One of the things I love most about Christmas is that it’s the one occasion when people around the world sing the same songs, beautifully or badly, alone or in half-drunken choruses, and no one minds. Christmas music makes Bocellis and Bartolis of us all, regardless of how wretched our pipes really are.
Britain’s Love Magazine must have been thinking something like that when they conceived of this year’s digital advent calendar.
For 24 straight days, leading up to Christmas Eve, the magazine released daily videos of some of the world’s leading fashion models singing Christmas carols in their underwear. If you think posing in lingerie is a test of a woman’s confidence, try getting through ‘Silent Night’ on your own without feeling self-conscious!
Included in Love Mag’s lineup are popular UK girls like Poppy and Cara Delevingne, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Kelly Brook, Americans like Chanel Iman and Dree Hemingway, and even rock music progeny like Pixie Geldof and Georgia May Jagger, who you’d think should be able to carry a tune.
Miley Cyrus makes a brief (and predictably crude) appearance to open the series (below), while model-of-the-moment Jessica Hart wrapped it up today with a provocative half-spoken rendition of ‘Let It Snow’.
The whole thing is funny and quite charming, even if it sometimes seems like a 24-part commercial for Calvin Klein, whose lingerie is featured in almost every video.
And for those people who complain that supermodels are unfairly blessed in the genetic lottery of life, take heart: once you hear Irina Shayk croak ‘Santa Baby’ or Alessandra Ambrosio‘s husky version of ‘Jingle Bells’ (above), you can’t help but feel sympathy for them. At least they have their looks to fall back on.
Besides, when it comes to sheer cuteness, none of them compares to the Day 8 star, a bunny named Clara, who hops around in fake reindeer ears to the tune of “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
Scroll down through Love Magazine’s home page to see the entire video Advent Calendar. And don’t forget to sing along.