Contact Us

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Sean Lennon + Mavis Staples Perform ‘Happy Xmas’ on ‘Colbert’


“Christmas Carol Week” on ‘The Colbert Report’ wrapped up last night with Mavis Staples joining Sean Lennon and Wilco‘s Jeff Tweedy for a version of the John Lennon/Yoko Ono holiday classic ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over),’ complete with backing from the Harlem Gospel Choir.

Not only was it the end of “Christmas Carol Week’ — it was also the end of the production year for ‘Colbert,’ which will take the rest of 2012 off. “We wrote a book, held a music festival, passed 1,000 shows, rigged our campaign finance system, ran for President and was … named a Senator,” Colbert said, recapping the show’s 2012, his last line inflected as a question. It also was a big year for musical guests, with Bjork, Jack White, Regina Spektor and of course, the impossible-to-forget Morrissey among the many artists making appearances.

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Diffuser

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!