Move over Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon and Meghan Trainor have unwrapped their own Christmas song.
Fallon, the host of NBC’s The Tonight Show, chose the platform of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live to premiere “Wrap Me Up,” a throwback doo-wop-meets-hip-hop Crimbo number.
Trainor came decked-out as a red Christmas tree, Fallon wore the tux, and four of Santa’s helpers provided backing moves and vocals.
Fallon pumped up the new single be taking it to the streets, and handing out presents to passers-by. It’s all captured in a social post, beside which he writes: “I was so excited for this song to come out that I wanted to spread some holiday cheer and surprise folks on the streets of New York City with some presents. Hope you all love this song as much as I do.”
“Wrap Me Up” has been months in the making. Indeed, Fallon let the cat out the bag way back in March of this year, when he announced a holiday album. “Full album. It’s all originals,” he recently told SiriusXM’s The Morning Mash Up. “And nothing sounds like Mariah Carey.”
It’s not his first Christmas music rodeo. Fallon often performs holiday songs on his late night show with his famous friends. Back in 2021, he released a pandemic-era holiday song “It Was A… (Masked Christmas)” alongside pop stars Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion. And in 2022, Fallon joined forces with Dolly Parton for “Almost Too Early for Christmas”.
Trainor also lights up with Christmas spirt at this time of year. In 2020, the “All About That Bass” singer dropped A Very Trainor Christmas via Epic Records, her first Xmas-themed collection. Its single “White Christmas” featuring Seth MacFarlane, jingled all the way to No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart in the month of December.
Watch the late night performance of “Wrap Me Up” below.