Vidiot: Twisted Sister “Heavy Metal Christmas”
“On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, A tattoo of Ozzy.” That is the kind of lyrics that Dee Snider spits in this rendition of “The 12 days of Christmas”. It is cheesy as hell, but what else would you expect from the notorious head bangers Twisted Sister? Best part is, Dee has got to be one of the most Jewish rockstars out there. Next to Gene Simmons.
The band released their own Christmas album in 2006 and made a few videos from it. Two music videos were made for “Oh Come All Ye Faithful”. The first one follows the same style of the band’s landmark videos “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock”, as a married couple celebrate Christmas when the wife discovers that her husband’s gift to her is a CD copy of A Twisted Christmas. She then starts to rant about the present until Dee and the band appear behind her.
The second video version is a short animated feature with the band taking over Santa’s workshop and using his sleigh to drop off Twisted Sister merchandise and cans of hairspray to children.
The music video for “Silver Bells” is the sequel to the first “Oh Come All Ye Faithful” video, as the couple are paid a visit by numerous guests while the band performs live on TV and the couple’s new baby’s head is replaced by the face of various band members singing.
For now, I leave you with the final installment to our week long holiday tribute to Christmas.
Twisted Sister “Heavy Metal Christmas”