The Hives' lead singer Pelle Almqvist explained to Rolling Stone
the reason they did a Christmas song: "Growing up, it was only 'O Holy Night
,' which I really like now but being a young punk, it was the enemy," he said. "I think Christmas is just our excuse to go full-out Phil Spector and use two drum kits and the bells and whistles. We wanted to have this juxtaposition of really sweet music and nasty lyrics."