Patrick Stewart is constantly doing amazing things on- and off-line. You didn't think he would take Christmas off, did you?
Stewart has won the Internet once again with a new video that has brilliance in its simplicity. Sunny Ozell, Stewart's wife, filmed the legendary British actor with a Yuletide cap atop his head.
But this wasn't just your run-of-the-mill Christmas elf hat. Oh no. The thing seemingly had a life of its own and wagged its little tail as the song "We Are Santa's Elves" from the holiday special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer played. It was as if the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter got into the holiday spirit.
I don't know why this video happened, but I can only guess that the hat somehow came into Stewart's possession, and he let his wife film him and post the video for all the world to see because of the double whammy of it being Christmas Eve and her birthday. Judging by the fact that you can hear her laugh throughout the video, I'd say this made her pretty happy. Ah, the things we do for love.
But then again, Stewart also tweeted out a link to the video himself, so maybe he's not as embarrassed by it as we all think. Or, he just wanted us all to have a merry Christmas. Either way, I'm sure glad this video exists.
Merry Christmas! https://t.co/r5CeMqDfG8
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) December 25, 2014
In case you don't have 30 seconds to spare to watch this video, here's a play-by-play of what went down.
First, Stewart is completely stone-faced, seemingly channeling the calm, authoritative Jean-Luc Picard.
That expression quickly turns into pain. This may also be the moment Stewart realizes exactly what he's done.
Ultimately, Stewart breaks down and expresses pure joy, because what else can you do when you're wearing a hat like that? It's impossible not to smile.
The only thing that would have made this better is if he was wearing an ugly Christmas sweater, too. Next year, Stewart. Next year.
Check out the full video below, and see if you can resist the temptation to laugh longer than Stewart does.