My friends, I believe I have just purchased what may be the greatest Christmas album to come out in AGES. Behold!
FUCK YES. Billy Idol and Christmas - together at last! Not since the Star Wars Christmas Album have I been so excited about a hilarious holiday recording. I'm sorry, but this is just too good to be true. And it's not what you'd expect! I'm sure you're all thinking he's redone all the Christmas tunes in classic Billy Idol style, but you're wrong. No longer is he pumping his spike-adorned fist in the air. Nope, our pal Billy has traded in his white wedding days for a white Christmas instead. On his new "Happy Holidays" album, he's singing these classic Xmas tunes the way the were originally intended to be performed. Just sit there for a minute and try to picture Billy "Mony Mony" Idol performing a yuletide tune like "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" in front of the Christmas tree.
Oh, but it gets better. And just how does it get better?
He filmed music videos for some of the tunes.
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I think this is one of the finest works of Christmas hilarity we'll ever see in our lives. The videos scream of low production value - even reusing the same set and adding in the digital snow. Either Billy Idol is a comedic genius or he's planning on coming out of the closet in the near future. And considering his big rock star reputation, I seriously doubt that it's the later. Just look at the big smile on his face as he sings those songs, still occasionally raising up his left lip in classic form. You just know he's getting a huge kick out of all this and I'm sure some of his fans (like me) are loving it while others are completely dumbfounded while wondering, "Why, Billy, why!?" Guess the joke's on them.
Listen up and listen good. The man is clearly a genius and you should welcome his new musical holiday hilarity with open arms. I highly recommend ordering it from his web site because it's only 10 bux on there as opposed to the 20+ that it's going for at most major retailers. Plus they take PayPal on his site, which is always nice if you use that service.
Make sure you catch ALL of his new holiday music videos. So far there are three of them online, but I'm hoping he's done one for all 17 songs on the album and will eventually release them all. Out of all three, I'd have to go with "Jingle Bell Rock" as my favorite video so far. Just watch it for yourself and you'll see why:
Forget about the Nintendo Wii, the Playstation 3 or anything else that might be on your Christmas wish list. Billy Idol's "Happy Holidays" album is without a doubt the greatest thing about the 2006 holiday season. Don't deny it. You know it's true.
papabernadino (Guest) on 11/22/2006 3:51 pm
I never realized before, but Billy Idol looks alot like Willem Defoe.
Emperor Caine (Guest) on 11/22/2006 3:55 pm
Holy. Crap. He even does the trademark sneer...just with a smile...
It's odd. Iwant to look away, but I can't...help...watching...
AIF (Guest) on 11/22/2006 4:02 pm
I'm genuinely and sincerely frightened.... In all the right ways....
the boy (Guest) on 11/22/2006 4:05 pm
I still just don't get this at all. Why didn't he at least make the songs ROCK!?
deadpixels (Guest) on 11/22/2006 4:25 pm
its very interesting, but you have to ask yourself:
is it art?
Codiekitty (Guest) on 11/22/2006 4:29 pm
I was just reading about Billy Idol on Achewood.
Cal ‘ lugosi (Guest) on 11/22/2006 7:25 pm
the man is a living legend.... i must have that album now!
scorpio420 (Guest) on 11/22/2006 7:38 pm
What the fuck?!!?
Sorry, but I'll spend my money on Glenn Danzig's "Black Aria II" album instead.
Shayna (Guest) on 11/22/2006 8:07 pm
Dear sweet GOD...The GRIN on that man's face...
Aks (Guest) on 11/22/2006 10:33 pm
Im scared. Hold me.. please.. hehehehe..
ElSingario (Guest) on 11/23/2006 2:08 am
I purchased his last album, which came out a few years ago, and, well, with lyrics like...
"You are the lock
I am the key
Climb up my lemon tree"
Well, it makes for an interesting story.
Jesse B (Guest) on 11/23/2006 5:58 am
Something is WRONG.
Also, -GaH-, please tell me that you seen the Amazing Johnathan, and if you have, how can I get you to buy me the Magic Set. Or the Video. I'LL TAKE A SHIRT! PLEASE -GaH-! I'LL QUIT CALLING YOU -GaH-, AND START WITH "LORD AND MASTER OF MY SOUL AND MY VIRGINITY!
**holds on to -GaH- legs**
sean carter (Guest) on 11/23/2006 7:49 am
I will surely be getting the album now. No review could have been better than this. Thanks buddy. check out this amazing
Holiday Blog for some unique gift ideas and loads of other interesting info.
Angryhydralisk (Guest) on 11/23/2006 9:52 am
When you have fun with music like that it's pure perfection.
I may have to get this and many other if I ever get the money to do so (Including Black Aria II)
Heather (Guest) on 11/23/2006 9:10 pm
jesus, you think he's doing enough heroin?
Nessa (Guest) on 11/23/2006 11:29 pm
It's a nice day for a... WHITE CHRISTMAS..
Stumpy247 (Guest) on 11/24/2006 12:53 am
Anyone else notice there were only two guys in the vid.?
Greg Carson (Guest) on 11/24/2006 8:14 am
I guess Johnny Rotten was right when he referred to Billy Idol as "the Perry Como of Punk".
worried (Guest) on 11/24/2006 10:40 am
Does this signal the start of the end of the world?
Precidia (Guest) on 11/24/2006 12:00 pm
OMG Billy Idol singing Christmas songs???!!!
Now I have seen it all!
Next thing you know Milli Vanilli will do a comeback Christmas album for next year, then you will know for sure it's the beginning of the end of the world.
AJ (Guest) on 11/24/2006 6:21 pm
Is his face made of plastic? OO
Aks (Guest) on 11/24/2006 7:44 pm
Seriously though this song would kick like 134896245 times more ass if it had alot more drum parts.
Spooka Lupapa (Guest) on 11/24/2006 9:01 pm
Gotta love how appropriate that shirt is for the snow.
MrEff (Guest) on 11/25/2006 12:56 pm
Is it just me or does he look like he just dropped some acid and decided to make a Christmas album?
Mary Jane (Guest) on 11/25/2006 4:36 pm
And to think this man played Cousin Kevin in The Who's live version of Tommy. At least he still has that sadist smile going on.
Lola (Guest) on 11/25/2006 9:08 pm
He looks fucking creepy. That face should never be on a christmas album. I mean, aren't those albums suppose to make you feel all cheery inside?
And his right hand looks disfigured
Frumious (Guest) on 11/26/2006 12:20 am
For some reason, that GIF makes me laugh like a nut.
Randy Watson (Guest) on 11/26/2006 4:48 am
Is it just me or does he come across in segments as looking surprisingly like Willem Defoe now that he's aged?
orange (Guest) on 11/26/2006 3:57 pm
soy yo yo... since when does he look happy? he always looked pissed off...weeeiiirrdd...
esoom39 (Guest) on 11/26/2006 4:41 pm
Is this for real or what!!! AAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGG
Christine (Guest) on 11/27/2006 12:17 pm
Ya know, it wasn't bad enough that The Osbournes absolutely CRUSHED my Rock God impression of Ozzy, now Billy Idol is a Vegas Lounge Act!!! Oh dear God! It's happening... I'm getting OLD!!! Billy Idol used to be sooooooo cool!!!!!! When I was in 7th grade anyway....
Jesse B (Guest) on 11/27/2006 10:40 pm
-RoG-, its bad news!
Fiona (Guest) on 11/28/2006 4:08 am
I'm sorry but he was obviously high when he made the videos. I mean, he's fairly animated as it is, but it's downright frightening here. I wonder if the Twisted Sister christmas album will be better. :S
-RoG- (Guest) on 11/28/2006 11:24 am
Jesse B, ack, and he's my all-time favorite wrestler too! At least it sounds like he's got a real good chance. Man, nobody annoyed people more than Rowdy Roddy Piper back in the day and he was damned fun to watch. And let's not forget his classic role in "They Live" with the greatest street fight scene in a movie ever. We should all go watch Cyndi Lauper's "Goonies 'R' Good Enough" video now to see Piper, the Iron Sheik and some other wrestlers laughin' it up in true form.
You were saying?
Brian (Guest) on 11/28/2006 11:57 am
I'm still waiting for I’m Dreaming of a White Wedding Christmas.
Mark (Guest) on 11/28/2006 12:37 pm
Holy Shit! This is sad!
RoseD1 (Guest) on 11/28/2006 7:53 pm
Its not what I expected at all,but he does still look great!
Jake (Guest) on 11/28/2006 9:28 pm
Naynay (Guest) on 11/30/2006 12:41 pm
Is that a joke?It has to be a JOKE!I am always saying that you know that a music career is over when you start recording Christmas Albuns.
szgfsadrgf (Guest) on 12/01/2006 11:25 am
That's not snow...it's cocaine.
scorpio420 (Guest) on 12/04/2006 1:31 am
Twisted Sister Christmas album???
To quote a famous philosopher from Hollywood, "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit taking amphetamines."
lalala (Guest) on 12/08/2006 7:55 am
He looks crazy. His face looks deformed from all the plastic surgery. I think lounge singing is a good choice for him.
Dan_Schenker (Guest) on 12/11/2006 11:57 pm
#FUK ALL OF YA#
THE MAN IS A LEGEND. AND HE IS A MAN WITH KIDS AND FAMILIY. HE WILL NOT GO BACK TO THE PANKO DAYS BECAUSE HE FEELS DIFFERENTLY. HAVE YOU EVER FELT YOU NEEDED A CHANGE? ALSO...WERE YOU ABLE TO BE ABLE TO BE PART OF IT ? I GUESS NOT. A PERSON WHO IS ABLE TO SING CHRISTMAS SONGS AND ROCK SONGS...ITS A DOWN ON EARTH...>DECENT>TALENTATED...AND MOST OF ALL...UNIQUE PERSON.
############ONCE AGAIN KIDS###########NO ONE HAS INVITED YOU TO WATCH AND HEAR THE SHOW###########THAT PROVES WHAT A FUKIN PIECE OF SHITS U ALL R###########U DONT KNOW WHAT MUSIC IS###################EAT SOME PUNK######IS DEAD...1212313!#@!$@!^%@&!^@&!...SHOT
the boy (Guest) on 12/12/2006 11:08 am
This just in:
Dan_Schenker is gay.
Mike (Guest) on 12/14/2006 7:31 am
This is why prozac is evil boys and girls
Scorpio420 (Guest) on 12/15/2006 3:35 pm
Okay Rog, how about giving equal time to all the SMF's out here and doing a review of the Twisted Sister Christmas alubm (A Twisted Christmas) as it is way better than Billy Idol's, especially when they can turn "We're Not Gonna Take It" into "O Come All Ye Faithful". \m/ \m/
IvyGreen (Guest) on 12/20/2006 8:58 pm
Christ on ice!
This is so terrible I can hardly bear to watch it. He's *this* close to completely pissing himself with laughter while he's singing, I swear it.
And is he reading lyrics off that gift?
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BillyBear on 07/06/2009 7:33 pm
Don't hate on Billy...he's still awesome...yes, i'm just now getting to this post...
Николай (Guest) on 08/20/2009 5:33 am
Премного благодарна за такую хорошую возможность оставлять комментарии на этой странице!
JOHN (Guest) on 11/06/2009 8:33 pm
This post just reminded me that Christmas is around the cornor! Time to break out the Winter clodths!
alcaro (Guest) on 12/20/2010 11:21 am
Indeed, I laughed alot when I saw the video of Jingle Bell Rock, on youtube! The guy is awesome and you can see he is having lot of fun making that videos. I just love his version of this X-mass carol.
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Laurent (Guest) on 12/18/2013 8:02 pm
Performed by Billy Idol, these old american classics sound very nice !
Merry Christmas !
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