By C. Molly Smith
Updated November 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST

Christmas time is here, spreading joy and cheer…via text. At least that’s how Kristen Bell and a capella group Straight No Chaser prefer it.

The group’s new song featuring Bell, “Text Me Merry Christmas,” announces Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and voicemail are of the past. This December, text is the preferred means of communication, especially for sweethearts spending the holidays apart (just be sure to use the right emoji!).

The lyric video shows the group and Bell texting their holiday cheer back and forth. Bell leads: “This holiday, you’ll be far away/And I’ll be all alone/So please remember this December/To fully charge your phone…” Watch what happens next, here: