It wouldn’t be Christmas without the man in the red suit — and in this case, we aren’t talking about Santa Claus. Thanks to Sony’s soon-to-release Christmas music collection of songs from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, we’re about to have a Marvel-ous holiday season.
One of the longest-brewing punchlines in Into the Spider-Verse pays off only at the movie’s end, when Chris Pine (the movie’s version of Miles Morales’ “Ultimate” Spider-Man) sings his Christmas rendition of “Spidey Bells” over the closing credits — paying off on an earlier reference in the movie to Ultimate Spidey’s budding musical career.
Now, with not a moment to spare, you don’t even have to go to the theater to relive Pine’s swingin’ take on "Jingle Bells." Just in time for the holidays, Sony is releasing A Very Spidey Christmas, an EP collection of all the seasonal songs from Into the Spider-Verse — and “Spidey Bells (A Hero’s Lament)” is the lead single.
With tongue-in-cheek lyrics adapted to capture the exploits of New York’s friendliest, most neighborly hero, “Spidey Bells” manages to feel like an actual Christmas song, while never trespassing on Spider-Man’s overall good-natured, affable vibe.
In all, the EP includes five soon-to-be Christmas classics, including Pine’s “Spidey-Bells (A Hero’s Lament),” “Joy to the World” (sung by Shameik Moore), “Deck the Halls” (sung here by Jake Johnson), “Up on the House Top” (Chris Pine again), and, intriguingly, “The Night Before Christmas 1967 (Spoken Word),” performed by Green Goblin actor Jorma Taccone.
If Pine’s divine croon has you caught in its yuletide web, you’re in luck: Sony is releasing A Very Spidey Christmas via digital download on Dec. 21. Stake out the film's landing page for info on where to get it, once the full EP arrives.