Every year at this time, pro sports teams will do charity work, visit the children's hospital, and even make an average Christmas video for the fans.
The San Jose Sharks already gave us the "Ugly Christmas Sweater" rap. It wasn't that great.
The Pittsburgh Penguins took advantage of a green screen and made a holiday video parodying National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. A modern day Christmas classic (take that, It's a Wonderful Life!).
Before you watch, here are some of the highlights.
Pascal Dupuis is out for six months with a blood clot. So he has a lot of time to untangle all of Clark's Christmas lights. Check every bulb, Duper.
A couple of Penguin players played Cousin Eddie. Paul Martin had one of the better performances.
Zach Sill gave an inspired performance as well. White sweater/black dickie and all.
Hall of Fame broadcaster, Mike Lange, gave a great performance as Uncle Lewis.
Paul Steigerwald gets a mention for his portrayal of Clark's father-in-law.
Lange and Steigerwald do have acting credits. Remember a little movie called Sudden Death? Steigerwald had a memorable line in the film as well.
Beau Bennett and Robert Bortuzzo played Todd and Margo Chester, the yuppie couple that lived next door. If you don't know what a yuppie is, it's like a hipster, only they don't dress like they're homeless.
General Manager Jim Rutherford played Clark's boss, Frank Shirley. Rob Scuderi, or "Scuzzball" as Rutherford calls him in the video, leaves his boss a gift. I think in real life, Scuderi is apologizing for a bad playoff performance last spring with that gift.
Most of the team is in it. Crosby and Malkin have small roles at the end. Obviously, Malkin has no idea what he's referencing at the end. That makes it even funnier. Also, keep in mind. They are hockey players, not actors.
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