The holidays are upon us and The Darkness are celebrating with a throwback video for their Christmas song, “I Am Santa.”
The Simon Emmett-directed video finds the guys dressed up in Santa hats and other Christmas-themed clothing while appearing to be guesting on some sort of early-’80s holiday special, complete with Solid Gold-esque dancers to prance around the stage with Justin Hawkins. The clip has that vintage video tape look and the audience clap track just lends to the nostalgic feel of the clip.
And that’s only part of the awesomeness as the song has an opening drum rhythm reminiscent of “Do They Know It’s Christmas,” while Hawkins belts about his hunger for a loved one on the holidays, delivering lines like, “I don’t want the chestnuts or the Ferrero Rocher.”
If you want to add to your holiday collection, you can find “I Am Santa” as part of the band’s deluxe edition release of Last of Our Kind. Check out the video above and let the Darkness’ Christmas spirit take over from there.