In case you missed it, the cast of “Elf” reunited on Sunday for a live script reading — and stars Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel recreated their iconic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” duet during the event, according to Entertainment Weekly.
John Lithgow, Wanda Sykes and Ed Helms, among other stars, also joined the cast reunion, which was a fundraiser for the Democratic Party of Georgia, according to USA Today.
Deschanel later shared the video of her duet with Ferrell on Instagram, writing that she “loved reuniting with the cast and all our very special guests.”
You can watch the duet below.
Deschanel recently addressed criticism surrounding the “Elf” duet scene, which depicts Ferrell’s character, Buddy the Elf, walking into the bathroom and singing along with Deschanel’s character while she’s in the shower, the Deseret News reported.
“It’s funny because obviously everyone knows it’s not appropriate to walk in the girls’ bathroom when someone’s showering, but he’s so believable as this guileless elf,” Deschanel told EW. “It’s weird he’s in there, but you totally buy that his intentions are pure and innocent.”
During the reunion on Sunday, the cast finished the script reading by singing “Jingle Bells” instead of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” like in the movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Helms said that the cast had been unable to secure the rights to “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” for the reunion and joked, “We think that perhaps Republicans own the rights to that song.”