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Serena Ryder and Shawn Hook’s cover of John Lennon’s classic is all we want for Christmas


Two of Canada’s brightest stars have teamed up to remake a Christmas classic.

Serena Ryder and Shawn Hook have released their version of John Lennon’s iconic “Happy Xmas (War is Over)”. (You can listen to it here.) But that’s not all: the duo will be performing it at the Original Santa Claus Parade in Toronto on November 19. (Good news! Both Serena and Shawn are heading out on tour. Visit Serena’s website for tour and ticket info and Shawn’s website for his ticket and tour info.)

Serena and Shawn sat down with Ben to talk about why they wanted to re-record the Christmas classic. Watch their interview in the video clip above.

You can watch The Original Santa Claus Parade on Sunday November 19 on CTV at 4:30 p.m. ET and PT.