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‘Shameless’ Cast Sings the Most Realistic Christmas Carol Ever (Video)

William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum and the gang belt out a boozy ode to the Yuletide season

William H. Macy and the rest of the cast of Showtime's "Shameless" would like to share some holiday cheer with you. Preferably, holiday cheer of the 80-proof variety.

Macy and his cohorts have recorded a Christmas carol for all the world to enjoy, and it's clear from the opening lines of the song — "Christmas comes every every freakin' year/Dumb gifts and empty yuletide cheer" — that this is no "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" knockoff.

No, the message of the tune — with words and music by Macy — is as clear as a vodka bottle: If you must drink to cope with the holidays, drink in quantity. And if you don't feel the need to drink over the holidays … pass the bottle, because it's going to waste.

"Shameless" returns with its Season Two premiere on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. Until then, follow the bouncing beer bottle and sing along.