Julian Casablancas Teams Up With Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz on ‘I Wish It Was Christmas Today’


Even though Julian Casablancas's first solo record, Phrazes for the Young, never really reached the soaring heights of any of the three Strokes LPs, he hasn't lost any cool points in our book. A few months back, we pointed you in the direction of his cover of the SNL Christmas classic "I Wish It Was Christmas Today." And wouldn't you know it, he showed up to the set of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night — decked out in leather and shades, natch — and performed the joyous track with Fallon, Horatio Sanz (we still gasp every time we see his newly svelte frame), and the Roots.

And just for giggles, here's the original: