The only thing surprising about William Shatner’s new Christmas album Shatner Claus is that it took him so long to create it. After all, he’s attempted everything from prog rock to science fiction songs to the wondrous insanity that is 1968’s The Transformed Man on his previous releases, but this is his first time tackling Christmas music. As usual, it’s a spoken-word effort where he’s paired with stars like Rick Wakeman, Henry Rollins, Brad Paisley, Judy Collins and Todd Rundgren.
The album just landed in stores, and right now you can check out his new video for “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” which also features Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. It begins with the 87 year-old icon delivering the song to a small group of children, but eventually morphs into a surreal Christmas rave once Gibbons joins the party. The whole thing is fantastically bonkers.