Venturelli/WireImage.comToday is Cyber Monday, which is just like Black Friday minus the long lines, midnight stampedes, and Christmas music blaring over the store's sound system. With everyone surfing from e-tailer to e-tailer today to cross off those last few holiday gifts, at least pretend you made the effort of going to an actual store by listening to Dean Martin's "I'll Be Home for Christmas," featuring actress Scarlett Johansson (via Rickey). This new duet appears on Dino's holiday collection 'My Kind of Christmas' (not to be confused with the Christina Aguilera album of the same name). Listen here.
In addition to being Hollywood elite and insanely good-looking, ScarJo also packs a unique, smoky singing voice, which she showcased on her underrated album of Tom Waits covers, 'Anywhere I Lay My Head'. (Her follow-up 'Break Up' with Pete Yorn was disappointing, however.) While the starlet and the Rat Packer might seem like an odd couple on paper, Johansson's sleek coo serves as a great complement to Martin's rich baritone.
Johansson's work on "I'll Be Home" easily marks the best rendition of a Christmas song by a Jewish celebrity since Neil Diamond's 'A Cherry, Cherry Christmas'. The duet is also our favorite version of an Xmas tune by an actress since Zooey Deschanel's sultry, star-making take on "Baby, It's Cold Outside" in 'Elf':
And just because it doesn't get enough love, here's ScarJo's cover of Tom Waits' "Fallin' Down." Hear David Bowie's vocals in the background? It's the last thing Ziggy Stardust recorded before going into retirement, and it could be the last time Bowie's voice ever graces a song again: