It was only a matter of time: there's now a Christmas-themed rendition of "Baby Shark."
But before you dive for your earplugs, it's worth noting that the holiday version is a bit less, ahem, painful to the senses. Compared to the original video — which has two billion (yes, billion) views and counting — this one is slower, smoother, and more soulful. OK, maybe not more soulful, but it's definitely half as frenetic.
Created by a YouTube channel called Super Simple Songs — not PinkFong, which created "Baby Shark" — it's otherwise just what you'd imagine it'd be. There's an animated shark in a Santa hat, and it begins, "Santa shark, ho, ho, ho-ho, ho-ho . . ." For those who love the "do, do, do-do" ditty, fear not: the rest of the song follows suit, replacing family member sharks with reindeer and elves.