Well, look who’s knock-knock-knockin’ on Santa’s door: Mr. Bob (nee Zimmerman) Dylan.
According to Billboard.com, the rock icon will be joining a long tradition of born-Jewish artists (a mazel tov salute ‘round the yuletide tree to you, Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, and Phil Spector!) producing albums full of Christmas cheer.
Bullypulpit.com reports that at least four songs have already been recorded for the upcoming release at Jackson Browne’s Santa Monica studio, including “Must Be Santa,” “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “O Little Town of Bethlehem.”
So tell us, dear readers, in the dog days of August: What other holiday classics would you like to hear the great Bob take on? Listen to him rasp his way through a reading of the classic “Twas the Night Before Christmas” like a beat-poet Harvey Fierstein below, and get a hint of what you’re in for: