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Billy Eichner, Amy Poehler Harass New Yorkers to Sing Christmas Carols (Video)

Comedian Billy Eichner and "Parks and Recreation" TV star Amy Poehler recently ran around the streets of New York City asking people to sing Christmas carols with them for a dollar.

The Funny or Die video (below) is part of Eichner's “Billy on the Street” web series.

However, many New Yorkers could not sing along to famous Christmas tunes because they didn't know the words, while others did not want to croon with Poehler and Eichner. Several people seemed annoyed by the stunt. 

In another Christmas-themed video (below), the ACLU did a parody of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," which they renamed "The NSA is Coming to Town."

According to Salon.com, the video shows Santa snooping on people as holiday music plays with the lyrics: "You're making a list / They're checking it twice / They're watching almost every electronic device / The NSA is coming to town."

The ACLU's YouTube page links to an online petition for Congress to limit the spying powers of the NSA.

Sources: Funny or Die, Salon.com, ACLU.org

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