Dee Snider and Lzzy Hale have premiered a new lyric video for their “The Magic of Christmas Day” duet.
The clip features footage of the Twisted Sister and Halestorm vocalists belting out declarations of seasonal joy against a background of all sorts of winter holiday imagery. You can watch it now streaming on YouTube.
Snider originally wrote “The Magic of Christmas Day” years ago as a gift for his wife. While he didn’t have any plans to release it, the song found its way to Celine Dion, who recorded it for her 1998 album, These Are Special Times, which went on to be one of the best-selling holiday records of all time.
“When it was recently suggested that I should finally record this song myself, I knew I needed to bring in a young powerhouse vocalist to not only duet with me, but light a Yuletide fire under my a**!” Snider said in a statement. “I only knew of one rock vocalist who could deliver on all those fronts, and she did in spades: the incredible Lzzy Hale of Halestorm!”
Added Hale, “If you’re ever in your life gonna go full on, all gas, no brakes ‘Christmas Cheer,’ you do it Dee Snider-style. I was so honored to get the call from Dee on his holiday classic ‘The Magic of Christmas Day."”
By Josh Johnson
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