A Twisted Christmas

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For the similarly named Bob Rivers album, see Twisted Christmas.
A Twisted Christmas
Studio album by Twisted Sister
Released October 17, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Heavy metal
Length 41:50
Label Razor & Tie
Producer Mark Mendoza
Twisted Sister chronology
Still Hungry
(2004)
A Twisted Christmas
(2006)

A Twisted Christmas is a Christmas album released by the American heavy metal band Twisted Sister, released on October 17, 2006. The album features classic Christmas songs performed in heavy metal versions.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" – 4:48
  2. "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" – 4:40
  3. "White Christmas" – 3:56
  4. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" – 4:08
  5. "Silver Bells" – 5:05
  6. "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" – 3:39
  7. "Let It Snow" – 3:09
  8. "Deck the Halls" – 2:52
  9. "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" – 3:40
  10. "Heavy Metal Christmas (The Twelve Days of Christmas)" – 5:14
  11. "We Wish You a Twisted Christmas" – 0:36 (Bonus)

Credits[edit]

Twisted Sister[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Lita Ford – backing vocals on "I'll Be Home for Christmas"
  • Doro Pesch – backing vocals on "White Christmas"

Music videos[edit]

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.[1]

The second video version (using the radio edit) 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.[2]

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[3] and the couple's new baby's head is replaced by the face of various band members singing.

Twisted Sister also filmed a studio performance of "Heavy Metal Christmas" for GameTap. This video featured Dee without his makeup.[4]

Premise[edit]

"Oh Come All Ye Faithful" uses the tune of "We're Not Gonna Take It" (the melody of which was inspired by the carol) and ends with a rendition of "Hava Nagila". The song was performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on December 13, 2006. Parts of the guitar riff to "White Christmas" seem to be based on "I Wanna Rock", another Twisted Sister Song. Parts of the guitar riff on "Silver Bells" is based on "Problem Child" by AC/DC.[citation needed] Some of the guitar riffs on "Let it Snow" are based on Children of The Grave by Black Sabbath.[citation needed] Some of the guitar riffs from "Deck The Halls" are based on "The Boys Are Back in Town" by Thin Lizzy.[citation needed] Also, the guitar riffs on the Song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" are based on "You Got Another Thing Coming" by Judas Priest.[citation needed]

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