Time for some comedy:
Kim Wilde is a singer, DJ, TV presenter and landscape gardener from the United Kingdom. Her father, Marty Wilde, was a popular singer in the 1950s and '60s. She started her recording career in 1981 and instantly became a star. Since then she has had many hit singles and albums and has written a couple of books about gardening.
Mel Smith was a comedian from the United Kingdom. He first came to public attention with the BBC TV series Not the Nine O'Clock News along with his comedy partner Griff Rhys Jones and then Mel and Griff joined together for the TV series Alas Smith and Jones.
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree was originally recorded by Brenda Lee on her 1958 album Merry Christmas from Brenda Lee and as a single. It is a song about celebrating Christmas in the late 1950s USA manner following American popular customs and referencing rock music, even though the original more in a country feel. This version was recorded to raise funds for the charity Comic Relief and has Kim singing a straight version of the original with Mel, and occasionally Kim, making comic interjections. This clip starts with an introduction by Mel and Griff Rhys Jones in the style of a common sketch on their TV show Alas Smith and Jones. The song was credited to Mel & Kim as a parody of the pop duo of Mel and Kim Appleby. It should be noted that this video was made before the allegations of sexual assault were leveled against Rolf Harris and was not intended as the bad taste joke that it has now become.
You can buy Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree on iTunes.
You can follow Kim on her Official Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram, and on her YouTube channel. You can buy her music on iTunes as Kim Wilde and as Mel Smith & Kim Wilde. You can buy Mel's recording on iTunes as Mel Smith or as Mel Smith & Kim Wilde.