A short time after Billy’s comeback release, ‘Devil’s Playground’, he thought (or somebody thought), we should release a Christmas Album. I don’t know if it was because of the positive feedback for the Christmas song on the last album “Yellin’ at the Xmas Tree” or drugs, but they decided to do it.
Now, “Yellin’ at the Xmas Tree” is absolutely fantastic. It is a rocking Idol song and I love the twist on the song that it is not all happy and joyful at Christmas. Some people don’t have the stereotypical Yuletide joy.
This album is nothing like that. It is Billy putting on his dinner jacket, pouring himself a drink and playing traditional Christmas songs in both a traditional or even a smoke-filled room jazz style.
The album is full of songs you know and love (well, the original versions you love) and it even has two brand new songs written by Billy…oh joy!! I know…you can feel my excitement. I am sorry…I will be completely honest with you. I HATE CHRISTMAS ALBUMS!!! That isn’t entirely true. If you want to do a compilation Christmas albums with different artists singing the best versions of Christmas songs…I am all for it. If it s one Singer or one Band doing a whole entire 40 minute album of them doing Christmas Songs..,please count me out!!!