Christmas Songs You’ve Likely Never Heard, Day 12

“Sleigh Ride,” by C-3PO and R2-D2

Another selection from “Christmas in the Stars,” this addition features C-3PO in full on teaching mode, a natural fit for his know-it-all personality. Today’s lesson? Why, teaching R2-D2 how to sing, of course! It’s complicated for a droid to explain, but maybe if he sings the explanation, it will work! After all, it’s just one note, followed by another, and another, and so on. Artoo just needs to put the notes in the right places.

Why I Shared It

I didn’t hear this one until well into my 30s. When it finally crossed my path, I found myself so amused. On one hand, it was fun to hear my old friends trying something new (or at least new to me). On the other hand, C-3PO has an odd William Shatner-like quality when he sings. Definitely memorable, and in my opinion, an ultimately offbeat song that still brings a smile to my family’s face.