Will Dracula Return to the Billboard Charts this Christmas?
Showing few signs of slowing down, these past three Christmases Sir Christopher has graced the world with — of all things — recordings of heavy metal Christmas carols. With tongue firmly planted in cheek, each one has been darker, heavier, and yet more festive than the last. (The story of how cinema’s most enduring color Dracula got mixed up with metal can be read in detail here.)
Last year, the Prince of Darkness was the oldest living performer to ever enter the Billboard charts (a record previously held by Tony Bennett), with his “Jingle Hell” recording. This year, Christopher’s yuletide offering of molten metal is called “Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing,” and it’s a highly entertaining re-imagining of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.”
With nearly 250,000 views on YouTube in just one day already, it seems he may have another hit on his hands.
Of all this activity the veteran master thespian says, “At my age, the most important thing for me is to keep active by doing things that I truly enjoy. I do not know how long I am going to be around, so every day is a celebration and I want to share it with my fans.”
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