Christmas Songs Post: What is the Most Disturbing Part of Bob Dylan’s “Must Be Santa” Video?

Did you know Bob Dylan did a Christmas album? He did! And it’s not like classical folk songs Christmas, it’s cheesy pop songs Christmas. Weirdest thing EVER.

This video, watch and listen closely, enjoy the psychotic-ness:

Now, what is the most disturbing part?

Dylan’s wig?

Dylan magically appearing all over this house?

Santa suddenly showing up at the end?

The way the lips don’t quite match the words for any singers?

The very fact that Bob Dylan is singing a corny Christmas song and WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE BABY BOOMERS?

7 thoughts on “Christmas Songs Post: What is the Most Disturbing Part of Bob Dylan’s “Must Be Santa” Video?

  1. I own this christmas album, which, fun fact, has as its band a cult band that also worked with Tiny Tim (Tiny Tim and Dylan knew each other) on things like his cover of Do you think I’m sexy.

    I love this video. It blew my mind when it came out and honestly it still does. The wig is my favourite part. It’s a fabulous piece of high camp, as is the album, although I always skip his version of Adeste Fideles because it gets earnest and hence bad.


    • So you are going with the idea that this video is camp and intended to be disturbingly strange? I can get behind that far far more readily than believing anyone involved actually thought they were making a joyful family friendly Christmas romp.

      On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 3:38 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • Oh yeah. I got my stories mixed up and the band I meant wasn’t the backing band here, they wrote the song, and the version Dylan recorded is a mix of various versions of it they’ve done. Like I said, they’re a campy cult band and you can’t do their stuff straight. But also, some of the songs on that album are like, weird elevator swing music versions and stuff, you don’t do that not on purpose.


        • I just thought it was Dylan being weird! Glad to know it was him being weird on purpose.

          On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 1:10 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



    • Sorry, he’s off singing country-western songs and living in a massive luxury ranch.

      On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 11:32 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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