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Have a merry Sithmas with this 'Star Wars' music parody

Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and even Han Solo in carbonite sing their favorite festive hits in the parody video "Star Wars Lost Holiday Album Collection."

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Force yourself to sing festive carols inspired by "Star Wars." Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET

Geek up your usual lineup of Christmas carols with songs from this "Star Wars" video parody to entertain both the rebels and the Sith Lords in your family this holiday.

Made by the same talented fans who filmed " 10 Hours of Princess Leia Walking in NYC" -- Josh Apter and Gary Mahmoud of the comedy group Are We There Yet -- "Star Wars Lost Holiday Album Collection" pays tribute to classic Christmas jingles, but with a geeky twist.

Beloved "Star Wars" characters like Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo sing new Christmas carols like "The Twelve Moons of Yavin," "We Wish You a Merry Sithmas" and "Silent Night, Jedi Knight."

The funniest, and hardest to decipher, singing comes from Solo trapped in Carbonite singing "Jingle Bells." Though trying to understand the lyrics to "Oh Come All Ye Fuzzball" isn't any easier when Chewbacca is the one singing. Plus the addition of the Wilhelm Scream is a nice touch.

Other songs mentioned, but not sung in the video, include "Oh Little Town of Anchorhead," "God Rest Ye Midichlorians," "Frosty the Wampa" "The Droidel Song" and "All I Want for Christmas is my Old Right Hand."

Lando Calrissian and Lobot hang out by a roaring Yule log in the video, making the parody seem even more festive. Works every time.

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Even Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers sing, though it is hard to tell underneath their helmets. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET

Best of all, the notoriously bad " Star Wars Holiday Special" even gets a shout-out, with Princess Leia singing "Tree of Life."

The video isn't too far off the real-life album "Christmas in the Stars" released in 1980 by RSO Records. That record had such songs as "What Can You Get a Wookiee for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb?)" and "R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas."

Actor Anthony Daniels reprises his role as C-3PO by narrating much of the record, including the classic "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." Oddly enough, this album also features the first professional recording of Jon Bon Jovi (credited as John Bongiovi), who sang the lead vocals on the song "R2-D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas."

While this parody video isn't actually selling a real "Star Wars" album you can buy, you can still briefly sing along with the characters as they bring good tidings and cheer. After all, every holiday tune is better with a Wookiee roar at the end.