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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.
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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

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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..

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