“Do you wanna build a snowman?” ‘Cause, baby, it’s cold outside.
For the first time in forever, 2014’s favorite Frozen Jewish princess, Idina Menzel, teamed up with Michael Bublé to cover the holiday favorite, “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”
Menzel joins a long list of Jews singing (and writing) Christmas songs.
The music video, released yesterday, is kiddie-appropriate. Two adorable munchkins sporting classic 1920s apparel dance around the lobby of a 5 star hotel. Menzel’s voice booms out of the girl in a gold flapper dress, and Bublé’s voice bubbles out of the dapper boy. (Can I just say, awww?) The casting choice is especially interesting given that the song has received its its share of criticism recently — Salon went so far as to label it a “date rape anthem.”
Kids will listen because “Oh my god Queen Elsa.” Grandparents are watching because grandkids, and well, nostalgia. The too-cool-for-school 20s and 30s generation cast an ironic eye on the meaning behind the editorial choice of a Gatsby-esque narrative style video (Leo!).
If we’re being totally honest, the entire thing is pretty brilliant. Watch it here: