Rhino has dropped the third video from ‘The Monkees Christmas Party’ album, Michael Nesmith’s rendition of Mel Torme’s ‘The Christmas Song’. The song was produced in the style of the First National Band by Christian and Jonathan Nesmith, the video was produced by Jonathan Nesmith and Susan Holloway in a similar style to the ‘You Bring The Summer’ video done for ‘Good Times!’. Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz recorded dialogue for their animated selves in the video.
This full music video essentially takes the band on a boat ride through a cartoon world, while the animated versions of themselves sing “The Christmas Song.” The song itself sticks to its traditional sound while giving the fans a nostalgic and mind-altering treat.
Christmas Party features a song written by Paul McCartney in addition to classic Christmas tunes like “Mele Kalikimaka.” All songs are sung respectively by Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith, with guest lead vocals by Peter Tork and Davy Jones on their respective songs.
The Monkees are playing a series of American tour dates in March, and Australia and New Zealand. Catch ’em if you can!