Watch Grimes' Homemade Video For 'Christmas Song II (Grinch)'
  • MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014

  • Posted by: K. Hess

Grimes and her stepbrother, rapper Jay Worthy, have mastered the art of misdirection. They've written a song, and made a charming family Christmas video, but what they've really done is side-stepped being crammed at the kids table—or worse, forced to explain their unconventional career choices to Aunt Christmas Sweater and Uncle Button Down. According to a disclaimer of a Tumblr post from the Canadian music artist, "Christmas Song II (Grinch)" was a perfectly conceived and executed success:

me and my step bro jay worthy make an annual christmas song with our siblings in order to avoid obligatory dinner. this is NOT a single from the upcoming album, not a serious piece of art in any capacity and not an official grimes release.

The song, which features spoken work from James Brooks of harvested text from one of Sony Executive Amy Pascal's "professional" emails, is a spectacularly catchy Christmas collage. The officially unofficial follow up to "Christmas Song," a bonus track also featuring stepbrother/rapper Jay Worthy on the iTunes release of her album Visions, comes with an equally charming and hacked together video that stars the Boucher family, gas masks, an axe, and a carton of chocolate soy milk... and somehow still manages to be just as effin' cute as that video of you at 5 years old discovering that the cookies you left out for Santa had actually been eaten!

Watch below and try not to be too disappointed in yourself for not thinking of this brilliant avoidance tactic first:

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