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Don't Forget The Lah-Rics

Contestants Karen Sloan (right) and Rob Gilleece.
Contestants Karen Sloan (right) and Rob Gilleece.

If singing holiday songs isn't your thing, would a carol about Las Vegas or La Toya Jackson change your mind? House musician Jonathan Coulton spices up the Christmas carol "Deck the Halls" with the lyrics rewritten to describe words or names that begin with a "la" sound. What do you call smoked salmon on a bagel? Fa-la-la-la-la la-la-la-lox!

After the game, Coulton used his clues and the contestants' answers to produce a gloriously weird recording of "Deck The Halls." Hear it as a web extra on this page.

This segment originally aired on December 17, 2013.

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