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Enjoy Lou Reed singing ‘Blue Christmas’ with Laurie Anderson and friends

Nothing says Christmas like a wholesome video of The Velvet Underground’s very own Lou Reed bringing the festive spirit.

The song, originally written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson, gained international fame in 1957 with the great Elvis Presley released his sexy, crooning version of the hit as part of his LP Elvis’ Christmas Album.

Now firmly established as a certified Christmas staple, the song was given a slowed-down Reed revaluation in December 2008 when the man himself performed at the Knitting Factory which would later be included in the DVD A Not So Silent Night.

Joined on stage by the likes of his wife Laurie Anderson, Rufus Wainwright, the McGarrigle sisters, Martha Wainwright, Chaim Tannebaum, and Joel Zifkin, Reed rocked the red festive cardigan as he played around with the song while looking reassuringly at his new bandmates.

Enjoy the clip, below, and Merry Christmas!

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