“Silent Night” is one of the holiday season’s most somber and emotionally stirring carols. In the hands of The Kills, who recorded their rendition during a recent special session for BBC 6 Music, the song becomes something else entirely. It’s decidedly just as lonesome sounding, but there’s an especially creepy air to this version, thanks in part to Alison Mosshart’s stripped-down vocal performance and a few key lyrical changes (it may be almost Xmas, but she’ll still eat your face, apparently). Get in the slightly disturbed holiday spirit by taking a listen below (via Some Kind of Awesome).
December 16, 2011 | 4:10pm ET