When your holiday party is winding down and you’re tired of the Christmas playlist that has been on an endless loop all night, break out this little gem to share with your friends who have stayed the longest.

Macaulay Culkin and friends have formed The Pizza Underground, a Lou Reed tribute band. Reed, who was the lead singer of The Velvet Underground before breaking out in a solo career, died earlier this year of a liver-related illness.

The band has changed all the words to Reed’s songs to pizza-themed lyrics. So, instead of Reed crooning, “Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side,” you get “Hey babe, take a bite of the wild slice.” It’s an odd, but somehow compelling, tribute.

The Pizza Underground’s website says the songs were recorded live at Macaulay Culkin's house on November 11, 2013. They certainly have a home-recording sound to them.

This is definitely the type of thing you want to save for late at night, possibly when you’ve popped open one last bottle of wine, and give a listen to once. You may never choose to listen to it again, but if speaks to you, you can have the whole collection of pizza-themed songs for whatever you choose to pay for them. They’re downloadable from the band’s website; all you have to do is name your price. You can also gift them to someone.

And you thought the only way Macaulay Culkin would show up this holiday season was when you ran into “Home Alone” on TV when you were flipping channels, didn't you?

What do you think of The Pizza Underground’s tribute?

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Macaulay Culkin honors Lou Reed with pizza-themed music
With lyrics like "Hey babe, take a bite of the wild slice," it gets a little cheesy, but also strangely compelling.