Singer Miley Cyrus told Howard Stern this morning (December 12) that she and Sean Ono Lennon will sing John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” on Saturday Night Live this weekend. The singing star is the musical guest on the Dec. 15 edition of the sketch comedy series, which will be hosted by Matt Damon.
Cyrus told Stern that she and Lennon were planning on recording a studio version of “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” this week.
Of “Happy Xmas,” Cyrus told Stern: “It’s just so magical every time we sing it… goosebumps all over the place.”
The Stern show tweeted a portion of his interview.
“Happy Xmas (War is Over)” was first released in 1971 by John Lennon and Yoko Ono with the Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir. It has since become a holiday standard.