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Album: Single Release Only (2010)
Charted: 37

Songfacts®:

  • This holiday song is the first ever solo single recorded by Stone Sour and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor. The song was released on December 14, 2010.
  • Taylor recorded the song in November 2010 at Metropolis Studios in London, during a break in the Stone Sour UK tour. He tracked the tune in a single afternoon.
  • The lyrics poke fun at those who loathe the holiday season. Said Taylor about the song's meaning: "I wrote this song in my kitchen one winter, listening to people bitch about the holidays. Personally, I love the holidays, but they seem to bring on severe stress in most people. So, I wrote this in honor of crotchety, drunken bastards who don't know the difference between a yuletide and a tool shed. Plus, I think it's funny."
  • Taylor drops a sneaky 'Hi Simon!!' in the song's fade-out, as a nod to Mr. Cowell and his hijacking of the Christmas #1 slot in the UK.
  • Proceeds from the song's sales are being donated to Teenage Cancer Trust.

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