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Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg. If you're a Bat fan with an affinity for the holidays, chances are that you're already familiar with that iconic Christmas carol. However, The Dark Knight's potential for Christmas songs runs far deeper than that. Stephen Colbert recently performed a medley of Batman-themed Christmas carols, and it's absolutely perfect. Check it out below to see for yourself.
Stephen Colbert decided to bring in the holiday season properly on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert by capitalizing on our collective love for Christmas and Batman. Teaming up with his band (as well as the entire Late Show audience) the comedian runs through a number of beloved (and public domain) Christmas carols. Using a Bat signal to guide the audience, everyone rises to their feet and sings along to celebrate the season, as well as the iconic DC character. It's a delightfully festive way to ring in the most wonderful time of the year, and a great tribute to the rise of geek culture among mainstream audiences.
There's something about Batman that seems to go together with Christmas in truly bizarre fashion. Although the character doesn't inherently have any connection to the holidays, a number of Batman stories have been told over the years that frame the hero against the festive holiday. From Arkham Origins, to Batman: Noel, there's no shortage of awesome Batman Christmas stories to choose from.
Aside from the humor and the festive cheer, it's worth acknowledging that his is actually a fairly well researched piece of Batman-themed entertainment for such a mainstream show. These Christmas carols dig deep into the silver screen history of The Dark Knight and touch upon everything fans would want to see. From Adam West to Ben Affleck, almost all of the iconic Batman actors get a shout out. However, there's one very vital element of the Caped Crusader's lore that gets left out of the overall song: Kevin Conroy.
Seriously, if you're going to give a shout out to Batman's nipples during the Joel Schumacher era, then it's only fair to reference the best Batman voice actor of all time.
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