Skip to content

Billy Idol – Happy Holidays

December 6, 2006

He did a fantastic job of making a campy, silly Christmas CD (that still manages to sound good), from the CD cover, right down to the patter during some of the songs. Like “This is Billy Idol, I want to wish you a happy holiday and a very merry New Year” right at the end of “Silver Bells.”

You can actually hear him making fingerguns while he’s saying it.
You start out the album giggling, rolling your eyes, and horrified at the cheesiness; as the songs go by, it’s like you acclimate, and it sounds better and better. It’s a little like decompressing so you don’t get the bends.

Here’s the video for “White Christmas.” It’s a must-see; he’s sneering away in full Billy Idol mode while wearing a skinny suit & tie, singing Andy Williams Christmas music on a set reminiscent of an Andy Williams CBS Christmas special, and practically giggling through the whole thing.

White Christmas video

He looks damn good. Not just for 50, either.

Billy Idol – White Christmas

Billy Idol – Silver Bells

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Jovi permalink
    December 7, 2006 2:34 am

    It’s ridiculously fun. Just the way Christmas music should be. I love me some Billy Idol.

  2. Dane permalink
    December 7, 2006 3:57 am

    Me too! … did I mention he looks good? Like really really good?

  3. jannx permalink
    January 15, 2007 3:05 am

    Saw Billy live in Toronto .. he was great. the audience loved him.. very cool guy.. I still have vinyl by him..

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: