Chris Jericho Releases Cover Version Of The Kinks’ Father Christmas Song
Chris Jericho has done a cover version of a song made famous by The Kinks that is titled, Father Christimas.
The song, made in 1977, was reportedly written about a department store “Father Christmas” that is attacked by a gang of kids who tell him to give them money instead of toys.
Jericho’s version debuted on SiriusXM Octane last week. It’s now available on all the major streaming services including Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Tidal and Deezer. You can also download the song at iTunes and Google Play. All proceeds are going to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Blabbermouth has an article looking at the song which includes quotes from Jericho.
“I’ve always wanted to do a Christmas song, as it’s guaranteed annual airplay (and if I hear ‘Wonderful Christmas Time’ one more time, I’m gonna stuff myself down a chimney), so I put together the musical assassins known as ‘The Christmas Helves’ and banged out this sugarplum version of my favorite KINKS tune! Best part is all proceeds will be donated to JDRF to fight Juvenile Diabetes! So, grab your eggnog and frankincense…whatever the hell that is…and rock out with your Santa sack out!”
You can listen to it here: