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Contestants Karen Sloan (right) and Rob Gilleece.
Contestants Karen Sloan (right) and Rob Gilleece. Lam Thuy Vo/NPR
We goofed! In the song, we incorrectly sang that Laos is Vietnam's eastern neighbor. Of course, Laos is to the west of Vietnam.
If singing holiday songs isn't your thing, would a carol about Las Vegas or La Toya Jackson change your mind? House musician Jonathan Coulton spices up the Christmas carol "Deck the Halls" with the lyrics rewritten to describe words or names that begin with a "la" sound. What do you call smoked salmon on a bagel? Fa-la-la-la-la la-la-la-lox!
After the game, Coulton used his clues and the contestants' answers to produce a gloriously weird recording of "Deck The Halls." Hear it in the web extra on this page.