With still six weeks or so to go till Christmas, some bands are already setting up for a run at the Christmas market and are getting into the holiday spirit.
San Fransisco natives, Train has released a video for the band’s first single “Merry Christmas Everybody” taken from its new holiday album, Christmas in Tahoe.
The tongue in-cheek video premiered Thursday on Vevo, and by the looks of it, is inspired by Chevy Chase’s 1989 movie, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
Train singer, Pat Monahan does his best Lampoon impersonation in the video. In it, he crashes through the glass doors of a family get together, of course dressed as Santa Claus, and then quickly the party turns into mayhem as a food fight breaks out and just as it did in the movie—the Christmas tree goes up in flames.
“Merry Christmas Everybody” is a cover of a song written and recorded by the British band, Slade—the very same band that wrote Quiet Riot’s hit, “Cum On Feel The Noise”.
Christmas in Tahoe features new material as well as Christmas classics and covers from the band. The album is available from November 13th exclusively through Amazon.
Also, keeping with the holiday spirit, Train has plans in the works to play a December 14th holiday show in San Francisco with all benefits going to the band’s favorite charity, Family House.
Check out the video for “Merry Christmas Everybody” below, right here at RMW.