Music Friday: “Les Miserables” Flash Mob – and a New & Better Version of a Christmas Song I Never Liked

Two videos today to set you in a good mood for the weekend. Keeping alive the buzz for the opening of the new film adaptation of the musical “Les Miserables” is a flash mob performing “One Day More” at a wedding in Copenhagen for newlyweds who are fans of the show. I don’t imagine your average wedding has this many talented people attending, but this group has a future in show business if they’re not professional performers already.

The second video is from the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center. One of my favorite recording artists, Brooke White (who I interviewed yesterday and will be posting about next week along with Scotty McCreery) performed the song “Wonderful Christmastime” off her new album “White Christmas.”

With no disrespect to Paul McCartney and his body of incredible work, I’ve never been a fan of “Wonderful Christmastime.” It struck me as a bit of an annoying novelty. And when I saw Brooke had recorded it for her Christmas album, I initially thought, “Oh, that song:-(”

But after hearing her perform it live at the tree lighting, I was happily surprised that her version sounded completely different. In fact, it’s almost unrecognizable from the original – which I mean as a good thing. Kudos to Brooke and her producer, Chris Seefried, for their new orchestration and arrangement. Enjoy! (For my interview with Brooke about her Christmas album, click here.)

About Tony Rossi

After graduating from St. John's University in New York with degrees in Communications and English, Tony Rossi found a job at the Catholic media organization, The Christophers, that allowed him to indulge his interest in religion, media, and pop culture. He served as The Christophers' TV producer for 11 years, and is currently the host and producer of the organization's radio show/podcast Christopher Closeup, writer and editor of their syndicated Light One Candle column, and producer/scriptwriter of the annual Christopher Awards ceremony.