Last month, Eric Clapton released his first — yes, his very first — holiday album, as Happy Xmas marked the legendary guitarist’s first foray into winter holiday territory.
Featuring renditions of classic songs and an original composition, Happy Xmas also includes Slowhand’s take on “White Christmas,” which now has a warm performance video to go with the album. Released over the weekend, the video can be seen below:
“I had in my head that these holiday songs could be done with a slight blues tinge, and I started to figure out how to play the blues lines in between the vocals,” said Clapton, who co-produced Happy Xmas with longtime music producer Simon Climie. “I got it down and one of the most identifiable songs on the album, the one that became the foundational style, is ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.’”