'The Hobbit's Christopher Lee Releases Heavy Metal Christmas Music So You Can Really Rock Around the Christmas Tree — VIDEO
I love it when celebrities break Hollywood's traditional, and unfair, obsessive focus on youth by proving that you are never too old to do whatever the hell you want. Such was the case when Christopher Lee released a heavy metal Christmas song in the style of his 2013 single "Jingle Hell," which made him the oldest performer to enter the Billboard charts. Let me take a moment to remind you that the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars actor is 92 years old at this point, and he's decided to release heavy metal Christmas music. Sure, you'll be able to see Lee as Saruman in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, but why would you want to wait that long when you could listen to Saruman sing heavy metal right now?
The single, called "Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing," is a reinvention of the Christmas classic "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing." In the below preview, Lee gives us a taste of the song along with some clips of his past heavy metal takes on your favorite holiday hits. If you slide on over to iTunes, you can get not one, but three different versions of "Darkest Carols," because one version of this exciting song is definitely not enough. Hilariously, "Darkest Carols" is definitely more exciting than any version of "Hark!" I've ever heard.
I know "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" is just a song, but you'll definitely be doing it if you listen to the song or buy it off iTunes. And who says Christmas has to be traditional? Who needs tradition when you can start a mosh pit? Not I. Check out the preview below.