Alice Cooper fans can check out a new holiday season offering from the pioneering shock-rocker. Rock's favorite boogieman has put his own spooky spin on the traditional holiday favorite “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and created an animated video titled “12 Days of Alice.”
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer shared the video on Dec. 18 at his official YouTube channel on the heels of releasing a new single and video for the song “The Sound of A” last week. As might be expected, Cooper has his own ideas about appropriate gifts for the holiday season and the results make for an amusing and creepy version of the classic carol.
The 4:27 minute clip opens with an animated figure of Cooper in trademark makeup and a Santa hat introducing the song. The “School's Out” hitmaker credits “the little elves” at his long-running syndicated radio show “Nights with Alice Cooper” in helping with the video's creation.
The video segues to a close up of a snow globe, located on a window sill behind Cooper. The song opens with four carolers singing in front of a Christmas tree. The staging loosely resembles Cooper's live show and includes a singer with his head in a guillotine and a nurse singing beside him.
Cooper's rendition replaces traditional lyrics such as “a partridge in a pear tree” and “two turtledoves” with “a black widow spider in a web” and “two guillotines.” Fans can check out the video above and watch the video for his latest single here.
Cooper spent 2017 touring in support of his chart-topping studio album Paranormal, which dropped back on July 28 via Earmusic. The album and tour included a brief reunion with surviving members of the original Alice Cooper band. The multi-platinum seller will be back on the road in 2018 with “A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper,” which will kick off March 1 in Windsor, Ont., at The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace and will wrap up March 29 in Indianapolis at Murat Theatre.