31 Days of Holiday Cheer Exclusive: Christine Ebersole Performs 'My Favorite Things' | Playbill

Holiday Coverage 31 Days of Holiday Cheer Exclusive: Christine Ebersole Performs 'My Favorite Things'

The two-time Tony winner is joined by Billy Stritch in this jazzy arrangement of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.

Every day this December, Playbill will be getting into the spirit of the season with 31 Days of Holiday Cheer—sharing some of our favorite music videos from Broadway stars. Check in daily for classic tunes and new songs about Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's. And we even have some surprise new, original Playbill videos to share.

Every family has a different holiday movie tradition. For some, the Rankin/Bass stop motion specials are required viewing. For others, it is the beloved A Charlie Brown Christmas animated special. For the musical theatre lovers, it is the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews.

While the movie musical does not make any actual mention of the holidays, consistent television broadcasts of the film on Christmas Day and its family-focused themes have collided in the minds of many. The Sound of Music has become a verifiable Christmas classic in homes across the country. 

Two-time Tony winner Christine Ebersole pays homage to this tradition with her jazzy cover of "My Favorite Things," part of her newest 54 Below holiday cabaret, I'll Be Home For Christmas, with Billy Stritch. The cover, which allows both Ebersole and Stritch to show off their musical prowess, is sure to get you in the mood to place some “brown paper packages tied up with strings" under the tree.

Check out the exclusive video of the arrangement above. If you're in New York, swing by 54 Below to experience Ebersole and Stritch in person through December 17. You won't feel so bad after watching them perform.

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And if you need some holiday-esque music while you're decorating, Craft Recordings just released the "Super Deluxe Edition" of The Sound of Music soundtrack. It features Christopher Plummer's original vocals for "Edelweiss." Listen to that here.

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