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Watch Billy Gibbons team up with William Shatner for Christmas cracker

William Shatner recently released his brand new album Shatner Claus: The Christmas Album.

The record features the Star Trek legend’s take on a variety of festive favourites, with the actor bringing in a host of guest stars to make the collection sparkle.

He previously shared Silent Night featuring Iggy Pop (opens in new tab) and Jingle Bells with Henry Rollins (opens in new tab) – now he’s released a video for Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer starring none other than ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons.

The promo stars with Shatner reading the story of Rudolf in front of an enraptured crowd – before it all kicks off, with Shatner taking to the stage in sunglasses and a sequinned cheetah-print suit, while Gibbons gives the party a blast of blues.

And yes, there’s a reindeer in the video, complete with glowing red nose, and I think I saw a dancing gingerbread man.

Other guests on Shatner Claus: The Christmas Album are Todd Rundgren, Ian Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Brad Paisley, Judy Collins, Mel Collins, Artimus Pyle, Joe Louis Walker, Elliot Easton and Dani Bander.

Shatner Claus: The Christmas Album
1. Jingle Bells feat. Henry Rollins
2. Blue Christmas feat. Brad Paisley
3. Little Drummer Boy feat. Joe Louis Walker 
4. Winter Wonderland feat. Todd Rundgren & Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
5. Twas The Night Before Christmas feat. Mel Collins (King Crimson)
6. Run Rudolph Run feat. Elliot Easton (The Cars)
7. O Come, O Come Emmanuel feat. Rick Wakeman (Yes)
8. Silver Bells feat. Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
9. One for You, One For Me
10. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer feat. Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
11. Silent Night feat. Iggy Pop
12. White Christmas feat. Judy Collins
13. Feliz Navidad feat. Dani Bander

William Shatner: Shatner Claus: The Christmas Album (opens in new tab)
Star Trek icon William Shatner releases his first-ever festive album, featuring contributions from artists including Iggy Pop, Todd Rundgren, Billy Gibbons, Ian Anderson and Rick Wakeman

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